ScCoRo (Socially Competent Robot Buddy)

ScCoRo is an EPSRC-funded project, in which robots are being to help adults with ASD in the workplace.

Robots like EMYS and FLASH are being used in workplace scenarios to help adults with ASD understand if someone is either ‘approving’, or ‘disapproving’ of their work. User groups tell us that is these subtitles of social interaction that are the biggest barrier to gaining and keeping employment – rather than the work itself.

These robots have the capability of facial movement and it the mapping of these facial movements of dynamic emotion, that we want to help with ASD decode.