Emotix, a start-up created by leading scientists, educators, psychologists and robotics researchers, will launch its flagship product, Miko+ , in the US market at CES 2018. Miko+ is a next-generation companion robot for children incorporating advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology with significantly enhanced emotional and social intelligence capabilities. Miko+ will be the latest offering from emotix following the launch of the Miko robot in India in 2016.
Parents are challenged to balance the increasing technology exposure and usage by their children at a very young age along with family bonding time1. Miko+’s interactive features provide both advanced companionship with learning and development benefits to children and, at the same time, enables closer interactions between family members. Additionally, Miko+ is also the only empathy-centric social robot in which parents can monitor and manage their child’s interactions via an accompanying parental analytics dashboard.
emotix is a consumer electronics company standing on foundational pillars of robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). emotix was founded by Sneh Vaswani, Prashant Iyengar and Chintan Raikar in Mumbai, India in 2014. Within three years, the company expanded to a 40+ global team of roboticists, engineers, mathematicians, artists and neuropsychologists across India, Russia and Korea, and successfully developed Miko, a companion robot for children 5 years and above.