Making AI droids at the Lux Future Lab | The story of the LuxAI startup
Lux Future Lab, the 22nd of August 2018
Therapists often find it hard to attract and retain the attention of autistic children, and using robots has been shown to be particularly helpful. However, specially-designed droids were difficult to use until LFL-based LuxAI made a major breakthrough with their QTrobot.
Dr. Aida Nazarikhorram & Dr. Pouyan Ziafati, founders of the LuxAI startup, get the opportunity to seat down with journalist Stephen Evans and introduce to him the true story of the startup.
In general, people with autism have a high interest in technology and robots in particular. But to get the best results, these robots need reprogramming for each individual, and few autism professionals have the necessary tech skills.
QTrobot from LuxAI has made the breakthrough by being easy to program via a mobile or tablet app.
What seems particularly interesting is the belief of Dr. Aida Nazarikhorram that “being at the Lux Future Lab these last two years has contributed to our success”. Staff, clients and partners are energised by the entrepreneurial and welcoming atmosphere. LuxAI also appreciate the consulting advice, helping them with the finer points of developing commercial strategies and techniques.
The firm has ambitious plans to expand into providing support for people with other learning disorders, as well as tools that could help elderly people. “This is for the future, but for now were more than happy at the LFL and we hope to stay as long as possible” reassured Aida.
To read the full article of Stephen Evans for the LuxAI startup click here ! Enjoy ; )