Knee-high robots are the latest learning aid for children with autism at Topcliffe Primary School in Birmingham.
The two robots, called Ben and Max, have been developed by a Paris based robotics company.
The robots can play a number of interactive mind games with the children and rewards them with a dance.
The complex expressions of the human face can be confusing and even intimidating to children with autism, who respond better to the robot's black features.
The robots have been such a success the school would like one in every classroom.