Robotics

Little Sophia aims to teach young girls STEM

8th February 2019
Joe Bush

In 2017 Hanson Robotics hit the headlines with the launch of Sophia, a humanoid robot that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), visual data processing and facial recognition, imitates human gestures and facial expressions and is able to answer certain questions and make simple conversations on predefined topics.

Now the company has introduced a ‘little sister’ for Sophia, Little Sophia, a 14” tall robot that is aimed at making learning STEM, coding and AI a fun and rewarding adventure for kids - especially girls.

Little Sophia can walk, talk, sing, play games and, like her big sister, even tell jokes. She is a programmable, educational companion for kids that can help to inspire children to learn about coding, AI, science, technology, engineering and math through a safe, interactive, human-robot experience.

Little Sophia can deliver an entertaining and educational experience so young students are highly motivated to spend time learning with her. The interaction between Little Sophia and users focuses on storytelling and learning new things. Little Sophia not only responds to commands, but also actively engages in conversations.

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