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Robots 'helping autistic pupils build social skills'

14 November 2014 Last updated at 20:12 GMT

A robot is helping Danish children with autism and other developmental disorders to learn and develop communication skills, teachers say.

Students can programme Little Troels to carry out everyday tasks, like walking, talking and dancing.

Teachers say autistic pupils respond well to this type of technology and it's hoped similar schemes will be rolled out in the future.

Claire Brennan reports.

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