Functional and developmental outcomes in children (both healthy and with developmental disorders) can be
significantly improved thanks to use of appropriate toys. There is need for new generation of toys providing development
of motor, cognitive, and social skills. There is also need for more objective assessment of their positive influence
functional and cognitive achievements of children because current evidence remains incomplete. Mechatronic tools, such
as robots and artificial animals, should receive increased attention of scientists and clinicians due to improved
performance of children with autism spectrum disorders. Development of novel toy-related technologies can stimulate
new approaches applied in the area of diagnosis, intervention and care. This study aims at assessment how mechatronic
toys can be better incorporated into therapy of children with autism spectrum disorders - ASD.