Artificial intelligence is gaining more and more ground in many areas of our lives. A perfect example is Woogie, the alien robot. He lands from a galaxy far away right in your children’s room. He is friendly, knows a bunch of stuff about planet Earth and he’s willing to learn everything about your kids. You can have conversations on different subjects with him, ask him questions, he can tell stories and jokes or play music.
The story behind Woogie
Woogie is a robot which possesses artificial intelligence. Its concept was developed in London by a Romanian entrepreneur, Bogdan Coman. He is much more than a virtual assistant like Siri, from Apple or Alexa, from Amazon, which takes questions or assignments and seeks solutions on the Internet. Woogie is an educational and learning device.
His design was inspired by Bogdan’s daughter, Daria, who is passionate about astronomy. This is how he came to be an alien. His chatting abilities are developed with the help of an author of children’s books and an actor who does stand-up comedy for kids.
What Woogie can do
These are his main features:
- he does everything a personal assistant does: answers questions, finds solutions, plays music
- Woogie is capable of interactive learning: he manages to adapt to your kid’s school curriculum, supporting children learn alongside their school work
- he will answer most of the questions. Even when the child asks questions like “what is the purpose of life” Woogie makes a joke and tries to offer an answer that the child will understand
Have a look at how Woogie interacts with kids:
How is he different?
As it is said on Woogie‘s official website, he was made by parents for parents. This is what makes him so special:
- he can send reports to the parents about the child’s questions, interests, and evolution through a mobile app
- Woogie has his own personality which adapts to the behavior of the kid. He tells riddles, quizzes, and jokes, asks questions and makes conversation
- parents can connect to it anytime through the internet. However, he never looks for answers on the internet. Why? It happened with other artificial intelligence that the child asks something. Because he cannot pronounce the word properly, the robot understands words like porn and offers access to inappropriate content
- his content is updateable: the parents can add more content to it, alongside with the child’s evolution. This is another benefit of the fact that Woogie doesn’t look on the internet for answers. For example, if a kid would look on Google for the word insect he would most probably find things like sprays for killing bugs and stuff like that. With Woogie, the kid will find out more about what are the insects, which is their role in the world and so on.
When will Woogie be available
His official landing on Earth is scheduled for this autumn. You can register on his official website to get a 10% discount.