Moxie, Embodied

Help children develop social and emotional skills.

DATE 2020

MATURITY LEVEL READY

Moxie is a companion for children (from 5 to 10 years old) designed to help promote social, emotional, and cognitive development through play-based learning.kids 

Children can engage in meaningful play, every day, with content informed by the best practices in child development and early childhood education. Moxie comes with a full ecosystem with regular updated content and ressources, and a parent app. 

Moxie is available for pre-order

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surrounding perception

camera, microphone, machine learning

display

Moxie animated face

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SocialXTM, platform for natural interaction

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child development progress data, Moxie parents app

smartphone

parent’s phone

object configuration

Moxie body mouvement

audio player

configuration system

Moxie parents app

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Provide a lifelike companion to interact with

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Open conversation and active listening

Moxie can perceive, understand, and react to the physical world and the child. Thanks to audiovisual informations Moxie can build an accurate representation of its surroundings and its users, recognizes face and objects, analyzes facial expressions and the child’s voice to assess its affect, mood, and level of engagement.
To design Moxie Embodied created SocialXTM, a platform that enables children to engage with Moxie through natural interaction (i.e., facial expressions, conversation, body language, etc.)

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Life event assimilation

Parents can schedule key events in the Embodied Moxie Parent App such as a doctor or dentist visit so Moxie can help with discussion on the topic.

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Growing up character

Over time, Moxie learns more about the child to better personalize its content to help with individual developmental goals.
Moxie also adapt its communication thanks to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for Children, providing age-appropriate definitions and related information.

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Engage kids to participation

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Mission assignement

To keep things fresh and exciting, children are tasked to help Moxie with missions that explore human experiences, ideas, and life skills : they are Robot Mentor joining the Global Robotics Laboratory (G.R.L.). Kids receive monthly Moxie Mission Pack mailings, and special access to the G.R.L kids portal

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Provide play-based learning activities

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Breathing & meditation exercises

Moxie encourages mindfulness through exercises such as breathing activities and meditative journeys to help children develop emotion regulation skills.

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Story reading

Children can build confidence in verbalization by reading aloud to Moxie, while Moxie enhances the experience by playing thematic music and sound effects. With some of the most popular children’s books, Moxie also asks questions to review reading comprehension or social-emotional concepts.

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Drawing activities

Unstructured play such as creative drawing activities and imagination building help develop original thinking.

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Allow parents to track their child's progress

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Child development data & insights

Moxie analyzes audiovisual information, children progress and generalized activity data within the three developmental goal categories.
The Embodied Moxie Parent App provides a dashboard to help parents understand their child’s development progress and provides key insights to a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

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