Meet ElliQ, the robot who wants to keep Grandma company
Not during the walk — as Elli was fond of reminding, she can’t walk; she doesn’t have legs. She’s just an AI device in the shape of a lamp.
On Tuesday, an Israeli company, Intuition Robotics, commercially released ElliQ after a long beta-use period. Billed as an AI companion for the elderly, ElliQ offers soothing encouragement, invitations to games, gentle health prodding, music thoughts and, most important, a friendly voice that learns a person’s ways and comforts them in their solitude.