Intuition Robotics’ EllieQ Designed for ‘High Social Impact’ with Elders

Published by , May 28, 2018 12:37 pm

(FastCompany) Intuition Robotics believes that artificial intelligence can ease these transitions for our elders. The company’s ElliQ–a robot that’s still currently in development (and scheduled to launch later this year) is aimed to tackle the challenges of the rapidly growing number of elders. The number of individuals age 65 and older in the U.S. alone is projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060, according to the Population Reference Bureau.
ElliQ is a cross between a stylish IKEA lamp and Pixar’s signature bouncing desk light and is diminutive–not much taller than a tablet). Intuition Robotics co-founder and CEO Dor Skuler explains, ElliQ is designed to be a companion to help older adults do things like remember to take their medication, move around if they are sitting still too long, or even help them place a video call to their loved ones, among other things.

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