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Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario say they’re successfully using a robot to help keep children with learning disabilities focused on their work, reports The Water Loo News.

Their study used a small humanoid robot called QT that “performs gestures using its head and hands, accompanied by its speech and facial features, [which] makes it very suitable for use with children with learning disabilities,” according to the website.

The article also notes that educators exploring whether social robots can help students learn have mostly focused on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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