Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!
Imagine having a companion robot in your very own home. Now you can with Eilik! Eilik is a fun little companion bot with personality and character.
According to the robot’s website:
“Eilik is a new kind of robot with emotional intelligence that brings up a higher level of social interactions between humans and robots. He is the one that eases our life and is our companion whenever we need him. He is our very robotic friend…”
Eilik has a wide variety of facial expressions. He will tell you how he feels both physically and emotionally. Another neat feature is that he responds to touch. He’ll express different emotions based on the touch interactions with you.
Other features include:
- He’s sensitive to vibration. He’ll feel dizzy if you hit his head and will be terrified if you slap the table violently.
- He can help teach children with autism and more about emotions
- Eilik is afraid of high places; he feels insecure and sick when he’s off the ground
- Once you hold him in your hands, he will be calm
- Dances to music
- Can be a countdown timer
- And much more!
Visit EnergizeLab.com to learn more!
For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com.
I’d like to take a moment to thank InTRAC, the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today. You can find out more about InTRAC at relayindiana.com.
That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.