Romibo was developed at a National Science Foundation research and engineering laboratory with the mission of creating an affordable product for educators and caregivers.
Many children prefer communicating with Romibo in times of high stress or anxiety.
We have designed Romibo to be easy to use by educators and therapists, regardless of their technical ability.
The software that powers Romibo is constantly improving and can be updated wirelessly and automatically as we add more features.
Romibo has been shown to be helpful at increasing verbalization, lowering anxiety, and increasing attentiveness in people of all ages and abilities.
Because Romibo can connect to the Internet, you can download, create, and share your interactions, stories, and lessons in our online library.
Romibo is an engaging and accessible character to help children practice communication and social skills. Think of him as a playmate that you can control, or a teaching assistant with a perfect memory.
As a caregiver, you control every interaction with your iPad. You can have Romibo say whatever you type or replay scripts that you've stored before.
Romibo is not a medical device or a replacement for existing therapy. It is a tool that caregivers can use to reduce anxiety and increase vocalization in some children. It is meant to augment and enhance traditional accepted autism therapies.
We’ve designed Romibo to be as easy and as fun to use as any smart phone app. For the most basic speaking feature, you simply type in what you want the robot to say and Romibo will say it whenever you choose.
Yes, we ship internationally. Please contact us using the contact form below for a shipping quote.
The honest answer is we don’t know. There are very few tools that work for all children, but if your child is drawn to animation or smart toys there is a fairly good chance that they’ll fall in love with our robot.
Yes. Romibo requires that you own 1.) an iPad and 2.) an iPod Touch or iPhone 4 or later. The iPod acts as Romibo's brain and eyes and you use the iPad to control him remotely. This makes updating Romibo's software as easy as upgrading any other app.
Our first batch of robots are scheduled to ship in April 2015.
We’d love to talk. Please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.