In our preliminary studies, we’ve found that interactions with Moxie may help children improve in developing social and emotional skills.
In our first exploratory study involving 12 children, children who interacted with Moxie 3 times a week for 6 weeks showed improvements in areas such as emotion regulation, eye contact, self-esteem, positive speech, conversation skills, and friendship skills.
In a subsequent study of 51 children, we found that 71% of children made improvements in social skills and 69% of children made improvements in behavior after interacting with Moxie for one month. Anecdotally, many parents reported behavioral changes in their child since they first started engaging with Moxie. Changes included reports that children:
- Seemed to feel happier and less lonely
- Were better able to cope with their emotions and calm themselves down when upset
- Were more polite and helpful
- Expressed their thoughts and feelings more clearly
- Exhibited greater interest in the thoughts and feelings of others
You can read more about these studies and all about the science and research behind Moxie here.
We will be expanding our research beyond these preliminary findings to further explore how robots like Moxie might help children in a range of abilities.
If you have any questions, please contact us through our web form here: https://support.embodied.com/hc/en-us/requests/new