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Ready, Set, Speak!

Ready, Set, Speak! is a website that uses verbal imitation (with a mirror feature) to assist children on the autism spectrum in speaking and comprehending language. The website displays videos of team members pronouncing basic words and a mirror function so the user can imitate the mouth movements. In 2016, two rookie Pi-oneers furthered developed …

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Adaptive Physical Education Device (APED)

The Adaptive Physical Education Device (APED) project by Team 1676, initiated in 2012 with the collaboration of a professor from West Virginia University, showcases the extensive impact of robotics outside competitive settings. This inventive device allows non-ambulatory students to actively engage in physical education—simply pressing a large yellow button prompts the robot to kick a …

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