RoboKind announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest, which invites members of the autism, special needs and education communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s social robot. The robot is the central component in Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program that uses purpose-built social robots and developmental instruction to teach critical emotional and social skills.
RoboKind's humanoid robot reads an individual’s emotions and level of attentiveness, adjusting interactions accordingly to enable human-like social engagement.
“We originally named our robot Zeno,” said Fred Margolin, RoboKind CEO and founder. “But for some kids with speech and language difficulties, the “z” sound can be a challenge to pronounce. We also wanted to distinguish the Robot4Autism program from our RoboSteps STEM instruction program, which refers to its robot as Zeno too.”