Children are often exposed to leisurely screen time, for example, watching television or Youtube videos. Kids with excessive screen time have speech, gesture, and eye contact delays in development. Excessive screen time is also linked to poor sleep and being overweight. As kids get older, the internet becomes more dangerous mentally due to strangers online and comparison on social media.
This human-robot playmate serves as a caretaker and entertainer for children 1-10. It is programmed to use human mannerisms and behaviors. The human-robot playmate makes eye contact, speaks, and plays with children like a parent. The robot might play blocks with a 2-year-old and soccer with a 7-year-old. It carries a wealth of knowledge from online sources and can help the child learn. It is programmed to only display positive and desirable behavior, and it keeps kids busy doing things in real life rather than through a screen. Parents can turn on the playmate when they need a break and can feel confident that the robot will do exactly as it is programmed.