Enhancing Intuition Robotics’ Social Bot with Generative AI: A Logical Evolution

Intuition Robotics launched its senior assistive social robot ElliQ in 2022, and even though it already has some impressive capabilities, including games, workout plans, interactive conversations, and AI, the robot is about to get even smarter. On Tuesday at CES, Intuition Robotics unveiled ElliQ 3.0, the latest generation of its robot, which boasts hardware and software upgrades, including a deeper integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI) for an even better experience. The most evident change is ElliQ’s new look. The robot’s hardware has been tweaked, and the screen is now fully integrated into the device. These hardware changes also improve how seniors interact with ElliQ, making the robot simpler and easier to handle. ElliQ’s conversational capabilities have also been improved through deeper integration of generative AI, which “makes real-time decisions regarding actions, scripted conversation, and generative AI conversation,” according to the release. The implementation of generative AI will also support the robot’s memory feature, which takes information the user shares with the device and remembers this knowledge to fuel conversations and activities. To address safety concerns regarding the implementation of generative AI, the company has implemented guardrail mechanisms to monitor and mediate conversations in real-time. ElliQ 3 will take the gaming experience up a notch by implementing synchronized games, starting with Bingo, which will allow users to participate in real-time games with other adults.