London based entrepreneur Bogdan Coman, has just launched Woogie, the voice activated robot which uses AI to give kids a personalised learning experience. Woogie is making edtech affordable (costing £76.70), without needing a screen to keep kids engaged. This is at a good pricepoint considering gping forward AI and VR/AR are things these days and costing big money and systems to run them however their pace has slowed down with more of a focus now on AI..
Woogie, a new artificially intelligent robot that helps enhance a child’s after-school learning, has just launched on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The device introduces children to technology in a safe and informative way without the need for LCD screens, whilst letting parents monitor and control the content their child can access in a discreet and reliable manner.
“As a parent myself I know how difficult after-school learning can be for both children and parents,” said Bogdan Coman, founder and CEO of Woogie. “Little has been done to develop a more entertaining and wholesome learning approach that children can enjoy and benefit from. Meanwhile children’s screen time continues to increase with no safe alternative for parents. This is why I founded Woogie. I wanted a better and more engaging way for my children to learn in today’s world.”
Woogie is a voice-activated robot that sits in a child’s room to act as their personalised learning companion. Woogie accesses a curated bank of digital content, both educational and general knowledge, to ask and respond to any child’s question; from “Why did the dinosaurs disappear?” to “Why do I need to eat broccoli?”
To create the best possible learning experience, Woogie has been developed with educators, psychologists, parents and children. Using artificial intelligence Woogie learns from one-to-one interactions to offer a unique user experience tailored to each child’s habits and interests. He then proactively delivers knowledge and content in a witty and playful way that every child can enjoy, using reverse learning to strengthen their learning.
To ensure parents are always in control of the content, the Woogie team have developed a dedicated mobile app through which parents can manage access to topics that are, and aren’t, suitable for their children. Parents can also top Woogie up with new content such as audiobooks and learning games.
- Capable of proactive conversations & tailors interactions based on the child’s interests
- Tells jokes, riddles and facts in a proactive and engaging way
- Parents can update and curate Woogie’s content through the dedicated mobile app (Andriod & iOS).
- Designed to act sleepy and less talkative, playing audiobooks or bedtime stories to get children ready for bed (Very important for parents!)
Coman has also partnered with Arrow Electronics, a global technology company, supporting Woogie from concept to market.
30 prototypes have been created and Woogie is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo to manufacture the first production run.
Available to pre-order at Indiegogo for £76.70.