The robot helping kids with autism
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The robot helping kids with autism

12 March 2014 Last updated at 09:17 GMT

Autism affects around 500,000 people in the UK.

For kids who have autism, it can affect how they can talk or play with other people.

Even the simplest thing, like knowing when someone is happy or sad can be a big challenge - but now robots are being used to help kids living with autism.

As part of Newsround's robot series - Ricky has been to meet Kasper, a humanoid robot being used to help.