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WINDSOR--A school in Windsor is hiring some new employees, but they're a bit different than the typical teacher.

CREC River Street School is bringing in two robots, named Ben and Jerry, that are programmed with more than 55 applications that serve special needs students--including autistic students--to help them with their social, sensory and cognitive skills.

"When you're trying to instruct someone who has autism you really wana use everything every trick in the book to try and unlock them and make their lives and the quality of their life a lot better than it is," said Tom Parvenski, the director of the school.

The robots can dance, as seen in the video above, teach, and do a lot more.

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