California – The robot is designed to promote social, emotional and cognitive development among children.
Designed by Fuseproject for the start-up Embodied, Moxie was originally imagined for children on the autism spectrum, but now is targeted at all young children. Through a subscription model, Moxie teaches its Generation Alpha users new educational content each week, learning more about the child over time in order to personalise its content.
Learning themes range from empathy and respect to eye contact and problem-solving, and the child’s development progress is available for parents to monitor via an app and dashboard. ‘Moxie is a game-changing technology that has the potential to transform the way that children build social, emotional and cognitive skills,’ says Wendell Brooks, president of Intel Capital, one of Embodied’s investors.
As well as tapping into the rise of Edu-play-tion, Moxie hints at how, in a post-Covid world, new forms of Neo-kinship may be established to fill the social gaps created by a lack of human interaction.