"A social robot companion for children with anxiety"

Announcement / Release
around 2015
Birth Place
Seattle, Washington, United States of America


EMOBIE is a social robot concept and prototype designed to help children who are struggling with anxiety. EMOBIE won 2nd place in the robot design competition at the International Conference on Social Robotics, Paris, France. It's a social robot that provides companionship and comfort to children age 5 to 10 by responding to and reflecting back their emotions, creating an external feedback loop. An additional goal of EMOBIE is to improve communication between children, parents, and therapist by helping children to communicate their thoughts and feelings. EMOBIE encourages engagement by listening to children's stories (via wireless communication with a storytelling app) and reflecting back their emotions through expression of eyes, stomach colors, arm movements, and sounds.

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