Harbin Children’s Hospital in China is the first hospital to use robots to help treat children with autism.
RoBoHoN is a cartoony robot approximately 33cm high equipped with a child-like voice to help it better engage with young patients.
The families can take the robot home to assist with daily tasks. RoBoHon can:
According to China Daily, “Doctors at the centre believe the robots will perform an important role in encouraging the children to speak. Results will be evaluated in three to six months.”
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