Students from Sohar University participate in COMEX 2018

A group of students from Sohar University participated in the Technology Exhibition and Conference (COMEX 2018), which is held at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center on 23-28 April 2018 and aims at providing access to future tools, smart technology and communication and information technology solutions.
At the Sohar University Corner, a group of students from the Faculty of Computing and IT presented a project on using the robot in helping the children with autism spectrum disorders to learn rapidly through a set of interactive exercises performed by the robot. The project was under the supervision of Dr. Jabbar Yousef and implemented by the 4th grade students: Al Wadah Ali Abdul Salam, Khalil Ibrahim Al-Farsi, Shadman Shaher and Mazen Al-Badi.
The project was honored by visitors and participants and was highlighted as the first project in the Sultanate of Oman to use the robot to treat autism through games and interactive lessons that can help children communicate with others, identify shapes and direction, and respond to different orders such as sitting, standing and walking after identifying the actions of others. This is in addition to lessons for playing, dancing, music and teaching the basics of religion and prayers. This project is the first of its kind in the Sultanate, implemented by Sohar University in cooperation with the Scientific Research Council.