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Robot Friend for Pediatric Patients
New AI technology comforts and supports hospitalized kids
Being hospitalized with no human contact besides clinicians in PPE is stressful and scary for most adults, much less kids. Some local pediatric patients, however, will soon have a new pandemic companion: a cute robot called Robin.
Robin the Robot
The midst of a global pandemic is a particularly awful time to be a hospitalized child. Younger pediatric patients may not understand isolation and quarantine procedures, and COVID-19 infection control protocols make it harder for staff to provide emotional support.
Expper Technologies, an Armenian robotics startup, has developed a novel solution, an example of which recently rolled out at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital: a child-friendly, artificially intelligent robot called Robin.