What are some assistive robots? Some examples of assistive robots are the iARM by Exact Dynamics (Dynamics 2010) which resulted from the MANUS project (Kwee, 2000) and the Raptor by Phybotics (Applied Ressources Corporation).
Why are social assistive robots? Overall, social robots can provide children diagnosed with ASD with an intervention experience that increases their attention, time-on-task, and can utilize behavioral approaches to motivation and engagement in therapy.
What social robots can do? Social robots can interact with humans in both collaborative settings, such as shopping malls, and personal settings, performing tasks within domestic services and healthcare. Some social robots are assistants and just help with tasks such as lifting, while others take on companion roles and even simulate feelings.
Is Nao a social robot? NAO has been among the most widely used social robots in human-robot interaction research due to its affordability and broad functionality.