Robotic educating assistants are being positioned into autism centres in the UAE

Robotic educating assistants are being positioned into autism centres in the UAE to assist children learn faster and better.
A technology-based learning solutions company, ATLAB, provided the first robot, is in use at the Umm Al Quwain Autism Centre.

Nilesh Korgaonkar, general manager of ATLAB said,”Robotic teaching assistants are changing the way the kids are taught. It enables children to be more interactive when compared to a human teacher. It is even more true with an autistic child.”

The deployment of the ATLAB Teach help at the Umm Al Quwain Autism Centre is an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Community Development.

ATLAB Teach help was first unveiled during Global Education Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Dubai 2017 while the first robot was deployed into a school in Sharjah the previous year.

Korgaonkar said, “The first edition of the Teach Asist robots were deployed in some schools as a pilot project. The results were really encouraging. The schools as well as the students loved it a lot.”

He also added that, The second edition of the software is at present ready to be rolled out into schools and have been improved with advanced software upgrades.

Korgaonkar said, “The Teach Assist now allows teachers to customise their lesson plans. Additional sensors allow it to distinguish humans in a more intelligent manner, and the face recognition software has received a significant boost compared to the previous version.”

Moreover, the latest software improvement also allows the ATLAB Teach Assist to educate school kids about coding.

 

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