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Emmo

Emmo

Emmo

Emmo is a recreational and interactive toy for visually impaired children, 4-6 year old.

 

Official website:

http://www.doroteapanzarella.it/?p=56

 

General decription:

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It is a recreational and interactive toy.

The toy enables playing a sort of treasure hunt based on audio and visual elements, by making use of RFID technology. The aim is to detect, with the help of a “magic wand”, each of the 7 little balls according to the sound asked for by the “base”. The shapes, materials and colours have been specifically designed to facilitate the child in his playing activity.

 

Info for teachers:

For visually impaired children, 4-6 year old

Emmo is meant to stimulate spatial exploration and to help children develop the ability to create topological mental maps.

Emmo is meant to stimulate spatial exploration and to help children develop the ability to create topological mental maps.

Based on RFID technology (Arduino).

Electronic components: Microcontrollers (n.2); RFID readers (n. 2); Audio modules (n. 2); Spakers (n.2); Rfid tags (n. 7); Batteries. (Emmo functions could be also improved with a wifi module). Emmo prototype components: Arduino UNO (n. 2), Adafruit Wave Shield (n.2), RFID Module SL030 (n.2), RFID Labels Mifare 1K (n. 7).

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LEKA

LEKA

LEKA

Play and robotics have shown great potential to help children with special needs in learning. Being both attractive and predictable, Leka makes it easier to keep each child engaged and motivated. You have to join the Alpha program on the home page to get started.

 

Official website:

https://leka.io/

 

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General decription:

There are apps for mobile devices.

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Leka costs $490 through its Indiegogo campaign. A limited number of buyers can snag the toy for $390.

Relaxing colours, soothing movements and vibrations, sounds. Leka offers a full range of sensory stimulations, able to spark curiosity, enjoyment and encourage social interaction. Leka can thus mediate the relationship between the child and the adult.

As I work with young children with autism, I find the Leka robot very interesting to evaluate the sensorial specificities of every child and serve as a springboard to approach gestures of everyday life and develop communication and social skills.

 

Info for teachers:

For exceptional children with exceptional needs – children with special needs. Leka Alpha is used daily in about 30 organizations – special schools, nurseries, hospitals, universities.

This device is more like a robotic companion than a typical toy. It uses lights to deliver a variety of emotions as well as create fun interactive games. Leka inspires kids to move and learn and have fun doing it. In fact, the toy is designed for kids with special needs.

Leka encourages social interaction with each stage more progressive than the last. In addition, Leka works with an app so the possibilities for learning are endless. Your little one can use the multi-colored lights to find similar colors. In addition, the screen on the front can show images and Leka can speak the words. The screen can also transform into a face and showcase dozens and dozens of relatable images. Finally, with lights, sounds, and vibrations, your child can experience sensory exploration on a secure and comforting level.

Leka is a smart toy designed specifically for children with developmental disorders. It helps them learn through play and interactions. Leka has multiple sensors to detect and respond to your child’s interactions autonomously.

With Leka, you can work on social skills, gross and fine motor skills or cognitive abilities.

Leka is controlled with an app on iPad.

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Nao robot

Nao robot

Nao robot

NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

 

Official website:

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/nao

 

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General decription:

Yes, for instance, there have been tournaments where the robots play soccer. There are also NAO challenges.

NAO is the first robot created by SoftBank Robotics. Famous around the world, NAO is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research.

NAO is also used as an assistant by companies and healthcare centres to welcome, inform and entertain visitors.

It has been used with kids with autisms to help them communicate with others.

 

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Price: $9,000

The pack includes:

  • One NAO Power V6 (Dark Grey)
  • 1 Charger and 1 Battery
  • 2 years of warranty
  • Unlimited Choregraphe Licenses
  • User Manual
  • Full SDK and API
  • RobotLAB Support 

Available: https://www.robotlab.com/store/nao-power-v6-standard-edition 

 

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Info for teachers:

Students 7 years and older.

Pepper and NAO easily create an empathetic link with students & researchers by their eye-catching appearances, moderate sizes and humanoid behaviours.

Proven by various studies and researches, the main characteristics of our humanoid robots meet perfectly the instructional goals in education. They are enabling new ways for pedagogy and classrooms.

Being connected, the robots are able to search the latest teaching materials at a centralized level, generate, update and adapt their behaviour and content to fit local conditions and audience. 

Nao can speak up to 21 languages and provide translation via Cloud services, allowing you to develop the language skills of students.

Pepper and NAO are versatile and high-performing robots to meet the expectations of researchers. They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

They are advanced platforms for in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.

Reading, Writing, learning a new language, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Geometry, Programming.

NAO can be programmed using several programming languages, including C++, MATLAB, JAVA, LabVIEW and Python. Instead of using the drag and drop boxes in the Choreograph, they’re going to get our NAO robot walking and talking using coding.

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