IITian designs a robot that helps people with dementia, autism
Rajiv Khosla, an Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 1989 graduate, has designed Charlie, an emotionally intelligent Robot that can detect how a person feels through their moods and facial expression, and subsequently react to their needs. The robot has so far been programmed to speak 11 languages, including but not limited to Hindi, Tamil and Chinese.
Mr. Khosla gave a demo of aged people using the robot. With their emotionally sensitivity and advanced functionality, Mr. Khosla believes that these robots can help make senior citizens more independent by helping them easily connect to their relatives via the internet and assisting time during their troubled moods.
Because these robots are multilingual, Mr. Khosla hopes that they can one day help the world move towards a deeper harmony amongst various peoples.