The Yale Daily News has posted an article (and a correction) about Nico, a humanoid social robot being developed by Brian Scassellati. Nico's brain is made up of 16 networked computers. The robot is designed to "evaluate models of social development in children and help diagnose disorders like autism". The robot's behavior is modelled after that of children and attempts to duplicate their process of learning to reach for and grasp objects. The robot is also able to perceive the emotional intonation of voices and react to them.