Why your kid’s new best friend should be a robot

Alex Deane
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Why your kid’s new best friend should be a robot

Phil Duffy is the Chief Product Officer of Embodied, a groundbreaking robotics and AI company that's changing the face of human-centric care and wellness. In this episode, Phil shares the incredible work that Embodied is doing with their language-based robots to support children in overcoming social and emotional challenges. He discusses how his passion for robotics led him to focus on a unique mission, rather than simply chasing the latest tech trend. He shares valuable insights on how to get into the minds of customers and how to design technology that's truly adaptable to the real world. Please not this episode deals with topics around mental health and assisted suicide.

  • 5:20 - What does Embodied do
  • 8:30 - The upcoming rise of a ubiquitous hardware stack for robotics 
  • 13:35 - The importance of understanding user needs in product development 
  • 16:00 - How the Moxie companion robot works
  • 22:20 - Benefits kids have seen using Moxie
  • 26:00 - The future of Moxie and Embodied
  • 33:50 - Where to learn more about Embodied

There’s A Device For That is hosted by Sudhir Reddy, SVP of Engineering at Esper.

About the There's a Device for That podcast

Discover the unprecedented device-based solutions changing the world around us.

There’s A Device For That! showcases the unprecedented device-based solutions changing the world around us and bringing to life experiences we once didn’t think possible. In each episode, our host, Sudhir Reddy, chats with an industry leader driving cutting-edge technology, such as line-busting devices, AI-enabled doorbells, and next-generation connectivity solutions, to explore what kind of impact they’re making and what’s in store for the future. Join us to uncover the progressive ideas transforming our daily lives, from how we work to how we play to how we connect.

There’s A Device For That! is brought to you by Esper, the industry's first DevOps platform for device fleets. For a full list of all episodes, head here.


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Alex Deane
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Alex is a Content Marketing Manager with 7+ years experience in content creation, creative direction, and project management for tech companies. She is also the producer of Esper's podcast, "There's A Device For That!", where we discuss the progressive device-based solutions transforming our daily lives with today's leading innovators.