THIS KID DOESN’T know it, but he’s kind of a big deal. Sitting in his mother’s lap, he looks at a mohawked robotic head, which periodically turns left to look at a computer screen with its big blue eyes. And the infant takes the cue, glancing at the screen, where a human avatar signs a nursery rhyme.

This boy is doing something remarkable on two levels. For one, he’s practicing a pivotal skill for his development—language—with a clever new platform that blends robotics, fancy algorithms, and brain science. And he’s doing what few humans have done before: communicating with a robot using facial cues alone.


NCHAM Webinar on 12/7

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What Can Newborn Hearing Screening Data Tell Us About Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-Up?

Thursday, December 7, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT
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CDC App Tells Parents When to Be Concerned About Child’s Development

The CDC last week released a free tool for parents who want to monitor their children’s developmental accomplishments — and learn more about where they may be falling behind.