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Milo the robot4autism wows at Chester County IU’s first STEM Expo

Milo the robot4autism wows at Chester County IU’s first STEM Expo

Source:philly inquirer 

Inside a small room at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown, educators swarmed around robots large and small, assorted high-tech gizmos, and presentations on laptops — but none drew a bigger crowd than Milo.

A pint-size robot with spiky hair and more facial expressions than a Parisian mime, Milo dazzled attendees at the CCIU’s first K-12 STEM Expo with his rubbery ability to show — and teach — a range of emotions, from joy to anger, for children on the autism spectrum who follow Milo’s lesson and respond on an iPad.

“That’s crazy, the detail,” said Amanda Levitan, a tech teacher at SS. Peter and Paul School in West Chester. “It’s incredible. The facial expressions are so realistic.”

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