For a tiny tabletop robot, ElliQ has a lot of opinions.
When the weather is nice, it suggests a walk. When it’s time to take medication, the device is ready with a reminder. Haven’t spoken to relatives in awhile? It thinks a call is in order.
Israel-based Intuition Robotics is developing the virtual assistant specifically for the elderly, a population shown to be more vulnerable to social isolation and physical inactivity. The founders expect that frequent engagement with a robot that makes positive lifestyle suggestions will promote physical and mental wellness, said chief executive Dor Skuler.
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