Caspar the robot, with Byron
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Could robots help children with autism?

A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.

A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.

Kaspar has deliberately simple features and repetitive phrases and gestures, and teachers say they have noticed improved communication skills in some of the children who play with him.

Ricky Boleto reports.

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