KASPAR is a child-sized robot designed for use as a social mediator, encouraging and helping children with autism to interact and communicate with adults and other children.
KASPAR has the ability to engage in a range of interactive play scenarios, such as turn-taking or shared-gaze activities, which children with autism often find difficult to understand or perform.
KASPAR's face is capable of showing a range of simplified expressions but with few of the complexities of a real human face.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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