Based in Bristol, Connecticut, MOVIA Robotics stands for ‘movement’ and ‘motivation.’ According to Forbes, this is a fitting combo, as MOVIA ‘moves’ families in a positive direction and ‘motivates’ autistic children to learn by making it accessible and fun. Concretely, MOVIA Robotics aims to create robots that can be used at home and at school, to help them solve problems, articulate their ideas and establish a communicative bond with their robot. The robots support a « heartwarming, educational experience. » Kebbi is one of such robots. It is an advanced combination of artificial intelligence and hardware technology to provide various facial expressions, body movements and communicative interactions.
MOVIA Robotics aims to support not only the autistic children themselves, but also the people in their surroundings. In a recent interview with Reuters, Vice President of Sales Muniba Masood explains that « mothers of children are not praised enough for their selflessness in raising a child with special needs. It takes a village, » she claims, « to raise a child on the autism spectrum; family, siblings, therapists, teachers, and more, and when that village is stripped away by something like a pandemic, life can exponentially become more difficult for those affected by autism. » MOVIA Robotics can change their lives.