FAMbot’s Hugo Robot now hosts fun ZOOMs for kids–individuals and groups!
Socially assistive robots provide a bridge to learning like no other tool. Through peer learning, both children with challenges and those who are typically developing are able to focus for longer periods of time when engaged with a social robot. Social robots can move around; they offer information, ask questions and some can track the eyes of the person talking with him. A social robot is a wonderful aide in the classroom, especially for children with challenges (such as an autism spectrum diagnosis), who may have difficulty feeling comfortable interacting with humans, but have shown great improvement with social behavior when working with a robot. FAM staff members have found social robots so effective that Fine Art Miracles is expanding its robotic efforts, using a social robot when facilitating any subject matter in what we call PEERbots: social robot enhanced learning using the robot as a peer.
PEERbots combines robotics with social and academic skills to create the perfect STEAM opportunity—very effective for early learners; particularly Pre-K to Grade 3.
Please see our “Pilot Programs” page for information on our Social Robot Partners!