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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.

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