Upon the dawn of neuroscience advancement, specialists have inferred that using a tablet and Angry Birds, mentally disorder kids can be taught to program robots. A group of researchers led by Prof. Howard have come up with sufficient solutions to support the rehabilitation of children with disabilities.
The team has connected a humanoid robot called Darwin-OP with a tablet Android. The tablet is installed with the world famous game Angry Bird. Once the kid fixes the bird on the pig and stretches it by sliding figure, the robot senses the whole movement and saves it in its memory. The robot also monitors the tablet screen and the way the fingers of the kid moves and finally sees the score.
When the turn of the robot comes, it replicates the movements of the kid and the moment it misses the target it nods its head out of frustration and if it destroys the target the eyes of the robot lights up. The robot learns to play the game effectively and observes when the child loses or wins and analyzes crucial information. Such observations by the robot enable it to play well.
The acceptability and cognitive behavior of the robot is the subject on which the team is working and the team believes that the current researches have proven to be an effective tool for future in treating the mentally disabled kid having cognitive problems or now can program the robot as per the disability level and need of the child.
The doctors can now program the robot according to the movement of the child. Then the robot can be supplied to the family of the disabled kid where the little one can utilize it. Another good advantage of the robot is that you do not need to admit the child in rehabilitation and the robot does not get tired and has infinite patience. Such process also saves lot of money that may get exhausted in the expensive rehabilitation centers. Now, disabled kids can spend at least three times more time playing android‘s Angry Birds with the robot. The child can react and interact more with the robot in a better manner.
Thus, the initiative has brought a breakthrough in the field of medical science where disabled kids can be treated with advanced technology. Many cases have been evaluated on the basis of such process where extra ordinary improvements have been realized in the mentally disabled children.
It was always so vague to send a small kid to rehab for treatment when it can get better treatment in home under the surveillance of parents. Even parents who cannot afford much on rehab centers can go for such advance therapy with just a onetime investment. Undoubtedly, such a therapy is going to tap the medical requirements in the coming days and bring up a new ray of hope among the mankind.