Robots and Autism Spectrum Disorders

For those of you who live in the Erie area, the Barber National Institute is hosting Dr. Joshua Diehl, a professor at the University of Notre Dame. He will be discussing “Robots and Autism: The Impact, Potential, and the Future” on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 pm in our Forum.

Since we first announced our collaboration in May 2012, preliminary results have suggested that many of the child participants have displayed an increase in skill development when the robot is added to therapy sessions.

This program is being offered to the community, free of charge. Act 48 credit is available. Reservations for the event are appreciated by calling (814) 480-6831 or by going online at

More information about the robot research program, including a video, is available at

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