The Talking Robot Treatment

Ray Suarez | Jan. 9, 2013 | PBS Newshour

Autism RobotPhoto by Matt Cashore / Copyright University of Notre Dame.

Researchers at University of Notre Dame and University of Southern California have found that robots can be less intimidating than humans to some patients. Ray Suarez reports on how researchers are using machines as nontraditional therapists to treat conditions such as autism in children and strokes for seniors.

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