Robots are well suited to the types of repetitive skill-building activities that would quickly exhaust a human teacher. They cannot fully replace human interaction yet, but perhaps they can increase it.
With this in mind, the startup company, Embodied, has managed to create a social robot that is very sophisticated and certainly different from the others. Named Moxie, the smart social robot, was created for children, especially to develop social skills in the early years. Moxie is an engaging and interactive robot that will win the hearts of all in your family.
In addition to accompanying the child, Moxie is also designed to help build verbal confidence and encourage kids to stretch beyond their comfort zone and communicate their feelings.
Moxie has a very sophisticated AI technology that is able to have conversations like ordinary people. This robot is equipped with a small camera with face recognition technology to follow the child’s eye movements. In addition, Moxie is also equipped with a monitor on its face to do facial expressions. Powered by the company’s SocialX platform, Moxie is able to perceive, process, and respond to natural conversation, eye contact, facial expressions, and other behavior as well as recognize and recall people, places, and things to create a unique and personalized learning experience for your child.
It helps children with various activities, including creative, unstructured play like drawing, mindfulness practice through breathing exercises and meditation, reading with Moxie, and exploring ways to be kind to others. Moxie encourages curiosity as children discover the world and the people around them. All these activities help children learn and safely practice essential life.
Embodied added that young people today are very easy to adapt to technology. It is also hoped that children will interact with Moxie for at least one day for 15 to 20 minutes. It is targeted that children want to interact 3-5 times a week for perfect results. Moxie will also always update its latest content every day so that children will not get bored easily.
According to IEEE, the data received by Moxie will be automatically processed in the robot itself, while the camera image will be stored through a special cloud. This private cloud will be held by parents, so Embodied will also not know where the data came from.
Currently, Moxy is about to enter a number of families for free on a beta basis. Embodied plans to start selling Moxie in October for children aged 6-9 years, and it will then cost $1500, complete with free access to educational programs for a year. When the free year is over, the subscription will cost $60 a month if the user continues to subscribe to the services and get access to new content for Moxie.