How These 'Robot' Nannies Are Now Being Used to Look After Children

Publish Date
Monday, 3 October 2016, 12:46PM
Photo / Avatar Minds

Photo / Avatar Minds

The future is here.

Company Avatarminds has released these virtual nannies, known as an iPal.

Families in China are already using the new robot, which the company explains is designed to “befriend” your child:

“With its cute cartoon outlook, fine craftwork, latest natural language understanding technology, and cloud apps, it will be your child’s best friend.”

But how does it work?

It's through the latest natural language understanding software that allows iPal to talk like a 4- to 8-year-old child. 

The iPal has the ability to learn and logs away your kid’s likes and dislikes. Its apps wake your child up for school, tells them how to dress according to the weather, and assesses when kids should wash their hands.

It has an “emotion management system” which registers happiness, sadness, and loneliness. And speaking of loneliness, iPal also has a Child Messenger app that allows kids to talk to other real kids virtually (parents have permission-granting abilities for this).

Finally, iPal also monitors the child’s growth by taking photos and videos, so you'll never miss a moment again!