The Technology-Based Interventions for Students with Autism study is based at Indiana University, Bloomington. Led by Dr. Sarah Hurwitz, the purpose of this study is to implement a robot-based curriculum for students with autism in public elementary schools in Indiana. This study seeks to understand school staff’s experience using the robot-based curriculum and what they perceive as benefits and barriers to implementation of the intervention. Fifteen schools will be recruited and trained on how to implement the robot-based intervention. The research may help to improve implementation of social skills interventions for students with autism and lead to a better understanding of the role that technology plays in fostering learning.
Milo is an advanced robot designed to teach behavioral and social skills to students with autism. Milo teaches lessons to learners with ASD through videos and interactive activities. Milo has the ability to talk and express emotions, fostering a fun and encouraging learning environment for the student. Some examples of Milo’s lessons include greetings, resolving problems, identifying and interpreting emotions, and engaging in appropriate social behavior.
See Milo in Action: Beaufort County School District