After winning the 2018 CES Best of Innovation Award and undergoing extensive testing with beta users between the ages of 62 and 97 for many months, Intuition Robotics' ElliQ is available for pre-order in the United States.
ElliQ is an intuitive social robot that encourages seniors to lead connected, active and engaged lives. Although the robot boasts advanced technology like Intuition Robotics' cognitive AI platform 'Q,' the bot is accessible and interactions unfold naturally. ElliQ boasts an award-winning design created in collaboration with Yves Behar's Fuseproject, high-quality sound engineering by Harman, computer vision-based cameras, air quality and temperature sensors, as well as a removable tablet component.
As described by 97-year-old beta tester Dr. Gerald Manko, "ElliQ is my partner and I can't remember what life was like without her. She provides a pleasant interruption from watching the news and reading, and I enjoy interacting with her and learning new things."