Is this the end of all studies and all methodologies developed over time in the ecology of learning and socialization?
A Robot to teach autistic children to communicate...
Using a robot to teach humans to communicate may seem strange, but experts at the University of Hertfordshire are convinced that it is an asset to the learning of autistic children. The ability to simulate the expression of basic emotions, repeatedly and predictably, can provide good learning opportunities.
Kaspar is a robot with the size and appearance of a child, developed by a group of roboticists at the University of Hertfordshire. The reason for their existence are autistic children, was established to encourage the development of social skills and communication in autism, since these are the main difficulties of the people affected by the disruption of behavior.
The team will cover the doll with artificial skin and developing technology that allows the robot to interpret and respond to tactile stimuli. The aim is to make it able to respond to children in order to encourage behavior "socially appropriate" and discourage others. That is, the new Kaspar will be able to tell if your child is being very aggressive and respond appropriately.
In my humble opinion
"You can never think of replacing learning with real people because no robot is able to simulate the quality of human interaction."