Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest Determines Name of Social Robot
Participants suggest and vote on name for RoboKind robot used in autism intervention
DALLAS (April 22, 2014) – RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest results. The contest invited members of the autism, special needs, education and technology communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s humanoid robot. After tabulating votes, the company is eager to introduce Milo the Robot.
“We had a lot of great suggestions,” said Claude Bove, RoboKind director of school sales and marketing. “It was really hard to choose, but we loved the sound of Milo. It just seemed to fit his personality.”
Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program, uses the purpose-built social robot to deliver developmental instruction to children with autism. Milo the Robot features life-like facial expressions and natural social engagement to teach critical emotional and social skills to these individuals.
“The original name, Zeno-R25, sounded too technical,” said Fred Margolin, RoboKind CEO and founder. “Since the robot will assist teachers and act as a mentor to the kids, we wanted a name they’d be able to relate to. So we gave them the chance to get involved and suggest a name.”
RoboKind offers the world’s most affordable humanoid robot. The Robots4Autism program shows that Milo engages children more quickly than traditional therapy by intrinsically motivating them to learn. The social robot program supports traditional special education and autism therapy, delivering research-based lessons that improve a child’s ability to use social behaviors in natural contexts, both now and into adulthood.
To meet Milo the Robot and find out more about Robots4Autism, visit www.robots4autism.com
RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, designs and builds a series of robots that enable people to engage with robots on a personal level. Through the Robots4Autism and RoboSteps programs, RoboKind leverages these advanced social robots to supplement autism therapy, special education and STEM instruction. The programs use humanoid robots that feature life-like facial expressions, natural social interaction and comprehensive curriculum to assist educators and therapists in helping students learn and grow. For more information, visit www.robokindrobots.com.