The smiling and softly speaking expressive humanoid developed by LuxAI encourages children to learn and practice social, emotional and cognitive skills.
LuxAI, a Luxembourg-based eductech and healthtech which specializes in disruptive robotic solutions for education and healthcare, is about to launch a QTrobot for Home.
The tool will help autistic children learn and practice social, emotional and cognitive skills. Its release is scheduled for 2 April 2021.
As tall as a four-year old child, the expressive humanoid robot smiles engagingly and speaks softly. Its design and wide variety of facial expressions, body gestures and behaviors engage people in social interactions between children and their parents.
Thanks to its AI-based software technology it can create new applications that meet the specific personality of each kid.
“The tool provides a friendly and effective setup to attract children’s attention for teaching and practicing a large variety of life skills. It offers a well-designed curriculum with over one hundred coherent and comprehensive teaching modules for cognitive, social, communication and conversational abilities,” explained LuxAI’s co-founder & Chief Compliance Officer Aida Nazarikhorram.
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After several years of experience in offering QTrobot to schools and research institutes, the startup now aims to support families.
“Due to the pandemic, parents of children with special needs are taking on more of the responsibility for their child’s education than ever before,” Nazarikhorram adds.
“Our mission is to make socially assistive robots economical and user-friendly, in order to enable all teachers, therapists and care givers to use advanced robots for their everyday work of improving the health and education of people”.
According to LuxAI, scientific and empirical studies show QTrobot is truly bringing added value to special needs education: “QTrobot improves attention and motivation and reduces anxiety and distraction,” the startup says.
“A research study shows that children with autism gained higher attention span, longer focus and reduced their disruptive behaviors when working with QTrobot compared to a person”.
“A research by the University of Luxembourg show that a 7-session emotional ability training conducted by QTrobot can improve the mental health of children with autism, reduce their emotional difficulties and help them to have higher emotional appropriateness in social situations,” the healthtech continues.
Available on luxai.com for less than USD 2,000, USD 149 monthly support fees, the QTrobot family offers the same features and content than the professional version which is valued at around USD 10,000 .
Founded in April 2016, LuxAI is a spin off from the University of Luxembourg. Its platform is used by top research institutes and therapy centers in 14 countries around the world.
The company has been awarded the best Tech for a Better World award (at the CES 2019), the Top 10 Best Ideas of Europe (by the European Commission), and the Outstanding Research-Driven Innovation Award (by the Luxembourg National Research Fund).