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But I do find it ironic that robots may be better at socializing autistic children than people are:
"They don't identify with people very well. The robot is like a bridge. They respond to Zeno. He's nonjudgmental. He doesn't get mad. He can do the same thing over and over again, and he doesn't get tired."
But if having a robot friend helps autistic children integrate into society, I'm all for it!