Developed by LuxAI, the smiling and softly speaking expressive humanoid encourages kids to learn and practice social, emotional and cognitive skills.
LuxAI, a Luxembourg-based EdTech and healthtech which specializes in disruptive robotic solutions for education and healthcare, is launching a QTrobot for Home.
The tool will help autistic children learn and practice social, emotional and cognitive skills.
As tall as a three years old child, the expressive humanoid robot smiles engagingly and speaks softly. Its design and wide variety of facial expressions, body gestures and behaviors engage children in productive activities and facilitates their interaction with their parents in teaching activities.
Thanks to its AI-based software technology, QTrobot benefits from evidence-based teaching practices and help children to learn new skills based on data-driven and personalized activities.
“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 Communication Officer Aida Nazarikhorram.
“QTrobot improves attention and motivation and reduces anxiety and distraction of children during teaching sessions.”
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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 special needs education accessible and affordable through technology, so children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders can benefit from sufficient specialized training and can live a happy and fulfilled life, without being excluded from the society due to not having the necessary social and emotional abilities to interact with the world around them.
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 of children during teaching sessions,” the company says. “A research study shows that children with autism gained higher attention span, longer focus and had reduced disruptive behaviors when working with QTrobot compared to a person”.
“Another research by the University of Luxembourg shows 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 and USD 149 monthly support fees, the QTrobot for families 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).