Counter robots are a device with robotic functions that you can place on a counter or on your desk. A desk robot generally does not move, but can communicate with you verbally. In addition, it can share information through speech and music or play videos. The desk robot is equipped with good microphones and a camera to monitor your mood and is connected to the internet. They are the forerunners of real social robots in our household.
Counter robots with and without character
The desk robot has been released by different companies in different shapes and sizes. There are even desk robots with a character, think of Jibo.
Counter robots in healthcare
Desk robots are also increasingly being used in healthcare. Think for example of Tessa who supports people with dementia. A deck robot is ideally suited to help people perform certain actions at a certain time. In addition, there are desk robots such as Jibo who look up the interaction themselves, which makes them suitable for combating loneliness to a certain extent.