Robot designed to help autistic children

Leka can be connected to the iPad.

THE first robot designed to assist people with autism is now in Malaysia.

Dubbed Leka, the wide-eyed glowing orb is a smart toy that could revolutionise how parents, therapists, and children cope with autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disorder that affects one in 68 children here.

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