Video: Unlocking mechanical minds—using robots to diagnose autism

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Kids' interactions with talking robots—which behave in a standardized, bias-free manner—could reveal telltale signs in very young children destined to develop autism.

University of Minnesota researchers have collected on robots' interactions with 2- to 4-year-olds. They hope to use this data to predict who will develop autism, unlocking the door to countless precious minds.

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