The IROMEC project (Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions), an FP6 STREP European project, developed the IROMEC robot – a robot that is meant to help children who cannot play. Play is an important vehicle for learning, development and social relationships, and so the robot was deliberated designed to be playful. Our target user groups included children with cognitive, physical and developmental impairments. The UH team focussed on the user group of children with autism. Principal Investigator of the UH team was Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn, the research team also included Dr. Ben Robins and Ester Ferrari. Links to youtube videos produced by the UNISI partner in Italy:


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