• Auti

    Auti is socially-assistive robotic toy designed for children with autism. Auti aims to encourage positive play behaviours, such as gentle speaking and touching, by responding with engaging movements. It aims to reduce challenging behaviours, such as screaming or hitting, by stopping and not responding to those behaviours. This project has been a long term project and has undergone rigorous initial user trials. The thesis describing these trials can be found here or a shorter paper can be found here and the poster here.