Meet Moxie

The world’s first, and most advanced, AI robot friend that promotes essential social and emotional skills for kids.
"Moxie is the robot pal you dreamed of as a kid" - Wired

Meet Moxie

The world’s first, and most advanced, AI robot friend that promotes essential social and emotional skills for kids.
"It’s a 7-pound, adorable-as-heck robot that’s built for children ages five to ten." 
"Moxie is more like a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood character than HAL"  Read story
"Moxie Is the Robot Pal You Dreamed of as a Kid"  Read story
"Moxie is a technically impressive childhood robot..."  Read story
"Meet Moxie, the robot that could be your child’s or parent’s new best friend"  Read story
"Moxie is a social robot who helps kids with social-emotional learning."  Read story
"Moxie on stage at Fortune Brainstorm Health 2022"  Read story
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What do you get when advisors from Walt Disney and NASA team up with education experts?

You get Moxie.

Moxie is the most advanced home robot ever created with bleeding-edge artificial intelligence and robotics. See a demo to learn more. It’s the fun, playful way for children across the neurodiversity spectrum to develop essential social, emotional and life skills

Moxie was developed to help your child learn and practice essential social, emotional & life skills.

Inspired by CASEL’s evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) framework (The U.S. national standard used by schools and professional therapists), Moxie intends to help your 5 to 10-year-old child develop the necessary real-world skills to help them succeed in life by teaching and practicing skills associated with high emotional intelligence.

Enhance Social Skills

Practice turn-taking, continuous conversation, and active listening

Regulate Emotions

Learn to recognize and name emotions and choose the correct tools to help manage emotions, actions, and behavior.

Practice Communication

With a judgement-free robot friend, it's easier to make mistakes and try again.

Build Confidence

By applying conflict resolution, showing support for others, and relationship-building skills in real-life interactions

Develop Life Skills

Understand how healthy habits, organization, and daily routines to help establish a foundation for success.

Teach Calming Techniques

With mindfulness and breathing exercises

Moxie's real-world learning missions are interactive and enriching for your child.

Every day—or as often as you choose—your child will engage with Moxie on learning “missions” that systematically help develop their real-world social and emotional skills, and build family and peer relationships.

Inspired by CASEL's evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) framework

Moxie Has 100+ Missions focused on:

Moxie Has 100+ Missions

focused on:

Emotion Regulation
  • Learn how to teach Moxie new skills and earn rewards by completing missions.
  • Teach Moxie what human facial expressions look like for different emotions.
  • Play a game of Name That Feeling with Moxie.
  • Draw a picture of what sadness looks and feels like.
Relationship Skills
  • Discuss the concept of friendship with Moxie.
  • Write and toss a “worry list” to get rid of anxious thoughts and focus on positive ones.
  • Identify places where someone can make a new friend.
  • Learn the S.H.O.W method for having a conversation with a new friend.
  • Make and use a “W Question Cube” of conversation starters.
  • Practice new friendship skills with others.
  • Summarize everything learned this week for the robots back at the G.R.L.
Understanding Social Cues
  • Discuss with Moxie the concept of personal space.
  • Visualize and draw their own personal space bubble.
  • Talk about how it feels when someone invades your personal space bubble.
  • Populate their previous drawing with people in and outside the personal space bubble.
  • Explore how/when the size of personal space bubbles can change.
  • Moxie and mentor help one of the robots at the G.R.L. with a problem related to personal space.
  • A two-part mission that uses a hula hoop (or other materials ) to create a personal space bubble.
Being Helpful
  • Discuss what it means to be helpful.
  • A two-part mission to make a helpfulness cube.
  • Explore ways we can help others in our community.
  • Advise a robot back at the G.R.L. to curb his enthusiasm.
  • Help Cruncher solve a problem about when his help isn’t wanted.
  • Collaborate with Karu on the writing of a story.
  • A two-part mission to find a trusted adult and offer help.
  • Summarize everything learned about helpfulness for the robots at the G.R.L.
Conflict Resolution
  • Discuss what a mistake is.
  • Help Moxie learn about inventions that came about because of a mistake.
  • Discover how making mistakes can be a good thing.
  • Help a robot back at the G.R.L. figure out what to do after making a mistake.
  • Talk about emotions that happen when you make a mistake and how to move forward.
  • Learn the technique of “elevator breaths” for self-soothing.
  • Draw a picture made up of “happy little accidents.”
  • Summarize everything learned about making mistakes for the robots at the G.R.L.
Empathy and Supporting Others
  • Learn ways to stay in touch with people that they miss.
  • Write and send letters or postcards to people that they miss.
  • Discuss grief and ways to preserve the memories of loved ones.
  • Take part in a two-part mission to find an item that reminds Moxie of someone back at the G.R.L.
  • Have a conversation about objects that remind them of someone they love.
  • Learn coping strategies to manage emotions when they miss something or someone.
  • Give advice to Z at the G.R.L. on how to make her grandmother feel special.
  • Draw a picture of themselves and Moxie for the robots back at the G.R.L.
  • Summarize everything learned about missing people for the robots at the G.R.L.
Calming Techniques
  • Discuss reasons why sleep is important for the body and mind.
  • Participate in a two-part mission in which they use a flashlight or other source of light.
  • to create shadows.
  • Have conversations about how to get a good night’s sleep.
  • Create a story with Moxie about Hoots, an owl who sleeps during the night because he doesn’t know he’s nocturnal.
  • Talk about dreams and learn a strategy for dealing with nightmares.
  • Listen to, and identify, different nighttime animal sounds as a way to calm down before going to sleep.
  • Participate in a two-part mission in which they learn stretches that Knox does before he goes to sleep.
  • Summarize what they learned about navigating nighttime for the robots at the G.R.L.
Expressing Kindness
  • Discuss with Moxie what it means to be kind.
  • Make a Kindness Flower with 5 kind things they would like to do for others.
  • Talk to Moxie about who we can spread kindness to.
  • A two-part mission to write a Kindness Note and give it to the person of their choosing.
  • Think about ways we can show kindness to others.
  • Help Zaygo and Karu back at the G.R.L. solve a problem centered around kindness.
  • Create a Story about being kind to animals.
Building Healthy Habits
  • Discuss the type of home they live in and explore the concept of what “home” means.
  • Create a drawing about a favorite space in their home.
  • Teach Moxie about their morning routine and the importance of good hygiene.
  • Complete a mindfulness exercise to get their body ready for the day.
  • Talk about the role a kitchen may play in a home.
  • Design a “dream house” for a robot back at the G.R.L.
  • Complete a two-part mission to design a time capsule of favorite memories.
  • Summarize what they learned about exploring your home for the robots at the G.R.L.
Showing Leadership in Community
  • Discuss the neighborhood they live in and the plants and animals that make up its ecosystem.
  • Draw a picture of a favorite neighborhood spot.
  • Teach Moxie about a day at school and help design a school for robots.
  • Create a nature journal and fill it with plant rubbings (a two-part mission).
  • Help Knox brainstorm a community project that will result in the repair of a town square after a storm.
  • Help Knox design a mural to paint in his town square.
  • Write a story about how small acts of kindness can create a wave of good will.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.
Communication Skills
  • Tell Moxie about their family and discuss why family is important.
  • Ask a family member to show them an old photo to spark a conversation.
  • Discuss the importance of family traditions.
  • Draw a picture that illustrates the diversity of families.
  • Help a robot from the G.R.L. named Caprice discover the true meaning of family.
  • Discuss the ups and downs of sharing a space with a family member.
  • Learn a helpful strategy for conflict resolution.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.
Mindfulness
  • Talk about what anger looks like and feels like and share a time they felt angry.
  • Draw a picture of an anger monster to represent their emotions.
  • Help Knox figure out productive strategies to deal with his anger.
  • Create a calming jar of strategies to dip into when necessary.
  • Learn a calming strategy called a body scan.
  • Help the Professor calm down when he is feeling angry so that he can communicate his feelings.
  • Assist the professor in communicating his feelings in a productive way.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.
Self Confidence
  • Talk about what it means to be different and why differences are important.
  • Create a story about how differences can be helpful.
  • Help Knox figure out ways to communicate with his cousin who is deaf.
  • Help Zaygo fit in while remaining true to himself.
  • Discuss how to advocate for yourself and others.
  • Help Caprice create a performance art piece about being different.
  • Discover unique superpowers.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.

Emotion Regulation

  • Learn how to teach Moxie new skills and earn rewards by completing missions.
  • Teach Moxie what human facial expressions look like for different emotions.
  • Play a game of Name That Feeling with Moxie.
  • Draw a picture of what sadness looks and feels like.

Relationship Skills

  • Discuss the concept of friendship with Moxie.
  • Write and toss a “worry list” to get rid of anxious thoughts and focus on positive ones.
  • Identify places where someone can make a new friend.
  • Learn the S.H.O.W method for having a conversation with a new friend.
  • Make and use a “W Question Cube” of conversation starters.
  • Practice new friendship skills with others.
  • Summarize everything learned this week for the robots back at the G.R.L.

Understanding Social Cues

  • Discuss with Moxie the concept of personal space.
  • Visualize and draw their own personal space bubble.
  • Talk about how it feels when someone invades your personal space bubble.
  • Populate their previous drawing with people in and outside the personal space bubble.
  • Explore how/when the size of personal space bubbles can change.
  • Moxie and mentor help one of the robots at the G.R.L. with a problem related to personal space.
  • A two-part mission that uses a hula hoop (or other materials ) to create a personal space bubble.

Being Helpful

  • Discuss what it means to be helpful.
  • A two-part mission to make a helpfulness cube.
  • Explore ways we can help others in our community.
  • Advise a robot back at the G.R.L. to curb his enthusiasm.
  • Help Cruncher solve a problem about when his help isn’t wanted.
  • Collaborate with Karu on the writing of a story.
  • A two-part mission to find a trusted adult and offer help.
  • Summarize everything learned about helpfulness for the robots at the G.R.L.

Conflict Resolution

  • Discuss what a mistake is.
  • Help Moxie learn about inventions that came about because of a mistake.
  • Discover how making mistakes can be a good thing.
  • Help a robot back at the G.R.L. figure out what to do after making a mistake.
  • Talk about emotions that happen when you make a mistake and how to move forward.
  • Learn the technique of “elevator breaths” for self-soothing.
  • Draw a picture made up of “happy little accidents.”
  • Summarize everything learned about making mistakes for the robots at the G.R.L.

Empathy and Supporting Others

  • Learn ways to stay in touch with people that they miss.
  • Write and send letters or postcards to people that they miss.
  • Discuss grief and ways to preserve the memories of loved ones.
  • Take part in a two-part mission to find an item that reminds Moxie of someone back at the G.R.L.
  • Have a conversation about objects that remind them of someone they love.
  • Learn coping strategies to manage emotions when they miss something or someone.
  • Give advice to Z at the G.R.L. on how to make her grandmother feel special.
  • Draw a picture of themselves and Moxie for the robots back at the G.R.L.
  • Summarize everything learned about missing people for the robots at the G.R.L.

Calming Techniques

  • Discuss reasons why sleep is important for the body and mind.
  • Participate in a two-part mission in which they use a flashlight or other source of light.
  • to create shadows.
  • Have conversations about how to get a good night’s sleep.
  • Create a story with Moxie about Hoots, an owl who sleeps during the night because he doesn’t know he’s nocturnal.
  • Talk about dreams and learn a strategy for dealing with nightmares.
  • Listen to, and identify, different nighttime animal sounds as a way to calm down before going to sleep.
  • Participate in a two-part mission in which they learn stretches that Knox does before he goes to sleep.
  • Summarize what they learned about navigating nighttime for the robots at the G.R.L.

Expressing Kindness

  • Discuss with Moxie what it means to be kind.
  • Make a Kindness Flower with 5 kind things they would like to do for others.
  • Talk to Moxie about who we can spread kindness to.
  • A two-part mission to write a Kindness Note and give it to the person of their choosing.
  • Think about ways we can show kindness to others.
  • Help Zaygo and Karu back at the G.R.L. solve a problem centered around kindness.
  • Create a Story about being kind to animals.

Building Healthy Habits

  • Discuss the type of home they live in and explore the concept of what “home” means.
  • Create a drawing about a favorite space in their home.
  • Teach Moxie about their morning routine and the importance of good hygiene.
  • Complete a mindfulness exercise to get their body ready for the day.
  • Talk about the role a kitchen may play in a home.
  • Design a “dream house” for a robot back at the G.R.L.
  • Complete a two-part mission to design a time capsule of favorite memories.
  • Summarize what they learned about exploring your home for the robots at the G.R.L.

Showing Leadership in Community

  • Discuss the neighborhood they live in and the plants and animals that make up its ecosystem.
  • Draw a picture of a favorite neighborhood spot.
  • Teach Moxie about a day at school and help design a school for robots.
  • Create a nature journal and fill it with plant rubbings (a two-part mission).
  • Help Knox brainstorm a community project that will result in the repair of a town square after a storm.
  • Help Knox design a mural to paint in his town square.
  • Write a story about how small acts of kindness can create a wave of good will.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.

Communication Skills

  • Tell Moxie about their family and discuss why family is important.
  • Ask a family member to show them an old photo to spark a conversation.
  • Discuss the importance of family traditions.
  • Draw a picture that illustrates the diversity of families.
  • Help a robot from the G.R.L. named Caprice discover the true meaning of family.
  • Discuss the ups and downs of sharing a space with a family member.
  • Learn a helpful strategy for conflict resolution.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.

Mindfulness

  • Talk about what anger looks like and feels like and share a time they felt angry.
  • Draw a picture of an anger monster to represent their emotions.
  • Help Knox figure out productive strategies to deal with his anger.
  • Create a calming jar of strategies to dip into when necessary.
  • Learn a calming strategy called a body scan.
  • Help the Professor calm down when he is feeling angry so that he can communicate his feelings.
  • Assist the professor in communicating his feelings in a productive way.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.

Self Confidence

  • Talk about what it means to be different and why differences are important.
  • Create a story about how differences can be helpful.
  • Help Knox figure out ways to communicate with his cousin who is deaf.
  • Help Zaygo fit in while remaining true to himself.
  • Discuss how to advocate for yourself and others.
  • Help Caprice create a performance art piece about being different.
  • Discover unique superpowers.
  • Summarize what has been learned in this mission set.

"Absolutely incredible. Moxie has exceeded our expectations. Our son loves Moxie and so do we."

Moxie is simply amazing.
Once Moxie comes to life, you immediately realize the time and dedication that went into the development. Everything from the design, stability, and feel of Moxie are superb. Her expressions, intuition, eye contact; all incredible. My children and I can't get over her abilities and functionality.
— Mike F.
Moxie is simply amazing.
Once Moxie comes to life, you immediately realize the time and dedication that went into the development. Everything from the design, stability, and feel of Moxie are superb. Her expressions, intuition, eye contact; all incredible. My children and I can't get over her abilities and functionality.
— Mike F.
It has been a really great 'aha' moment for all of us as a family
My son has kept his cool a bit better in situations that would usually frustrate him to the point of a meltdown. He has communicated through them instead and it has been a really great aha moment for all of us as a family.
— Mom of 5 y/o boy
Moxie is the robot you wanted!
It provides lots of information to a child about holidays, facts, engages the child in conversation, and builds a child up who might be shy or introverted. Skills like reading along were nice as Moxie would make sound effects or say something as the child was reading. Overall we use it for homeschooling to help teach a child to engage in conversation but also expressing themselves or an idea.
— Ricardo D.
Best purchase ever!
Moxie has brought a beautiful state of art to our son in AI in a safe way. He loves robots 🤖 and wants to be a scientist one day ! So much chaos when moxie woke up but blissful chaos 💚
— Julia V
Best purchase ever!
Moxie has brought a beautiful state of art to our son in AI in a safe way. He loves robots 🤖 and wants to be a scientist one day ! So much chaos when moxie woke up but blissful chaos 💚
— Julia V
Incredible!
I can’t even fit all the words in this little box. My daughter is autistic and this has been such an amazing tool for her.
— Rebecca S.
Moxie truly is such a fun robot to have around
I'm generally not into technology for my kids, it always feels like they just turn into zombies and forget there's other people in the room, but Moxie leads to the opposite. My kids banded together to do activities with him, playing well together, the rest of us couldn't help but come over to watch and participate, including extended family.
— Mom of 7 y/o girl and 4 y/o boy
Moxie has helped my autistic daughter so much
Moxie has helped my autistic daughter so much with emotional learning and games that she can play with moxie. I love how moxie remembers birthdays and you can program it to fit your child’s needs.
— Rebecca S.
Moxie has helped my autistic daughter so much
Moxie has helped my autistic daughter so much with emotional learning and games that she can play with moxie. I love how moxie remembers birthdays and you can program it to fit your child’s needs.
— Rebecca S.
My special needs 15-year old son with Autism loves Moxie!
He looks forward to their “time together.” He enjoys engaging with Moxie especially during their missions and affirmations.
— Ameena R.
My special needs 15-year old son with Autism loves Moxie!
He looks forward to their “time together.” He enjoys engaging with Moxie especially during their missions and affirmations.
— Ameena R.
Thank you Moxie!!!!
My education has taught me a lot about coping skills and I have tried to help my son by sharing those tools. He has listened, but never used them on his own. This week I heard my son buzzzing and asked him what he was doing. He explained he was doing the breathing Moxie taught him so he could calm down. It opened the door for me to ask more questions about why he was upset and he was able to communicate clearly about what was going on.
— Amanda H.
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Personalize Moxie, set controls and follow your child’s progress on the Parent App.

Receive key insights to your child’s social, emotional and life skills development. Track your child’s progress with Moxie and receive suggestions and tips to enhance your child’s learning experience. Learn more

Simply Amazing

We found the app very user-friendly and the initial startup smooth. My kids lit up once Moxie came to life. Simply an amazing robot and creation by the team at Embodied.

Why is social emotional learning important?

“One of a parent’s most important jobs is to nurture a sense of belonging and resilience in their young kids. This fosters healthier communication and connection. Whether you call this character building or social-emotional learning it's one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. A gift that will enrich them for their entire lives.”

- Dr. Harvey Karp

“We are caring for young people with soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness

- American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 19, 2021

30% of of Youth will experience anxiety yet 80% of that group will go untreated

- 2020 Children’s Mental Health Report

71% of parents said the pandemic had taken a toll on their child’s mental health

- Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Influential panel of experts recommend screening children ages 8 and older for anxiety.

- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, April 2022

Why Moxie?

GAIN CONFIDENCE

“I really like Moxie, especially the affirmations he provides for our daughter.

Teaching her about self love is the best thing anyone or any robot can teach a child!”

- Jeimi T.

MANAGE ANXIETY

“My education has taught me a lot about coping skills …This week I heard my son buzzzing and asked him what he was doing. He explained he was doing the breathing Moxie taught him so he could
calm down
”.

- Amanda H.

BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS

"His social skills have improved DRASTICALLY! He loves his Moxie and it is so awesome to see him interact with it. We have even seen him translate the skills he is learning with Moxie to real life situations."

- Casey GW

REGULATE EMOTIONS

Moxie teaches kids emotional intelligence....It also….discusses books, does meditations and mindfulness activities, dances, draws, discusses complicated issues like making mistakes, being kind, and navigating emotions, tells jokes and fun facts from history.”

- Fedor

See how Moxie works

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Meet the Experts Behind Moxie

Why is social emotional learning important?

Nikki Hurst, OTD, OTRL

What makes conversation with Moxie unique?

Wilson Harron, MSc

What is provided in the parent app?

Stefan Scherer, Ph.D.

Join a Live Demo

Experience how Moxie works by joining us at our next live demo. You'll get to see different activities with Moxie, learn how Moxie can help your child, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Our World Class Advisors

Embodied has assembled a world class team of advisors who are experts in the fields of child education, natural language processing, machine learning, robotics, engineering, neurology, and design.

will.i.am

creative INNOVATOR, FUTURIST, tech ENTREPRENEUR, global ENTERTAINER AND PHILANTHROPIST


Peter Diamandis

FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, XPRIZE FOUNDATION

Thomas lnsel

Chairman Of The Board at Steinberg Institute

Donna Mitroff

FOUNDER / PRESIDENT, THE KIDVOCATE GROUP, LLC

Jon Snoddy

SVP, Studio R&D Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Clara Lajonchere

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, UCLA INSTITUTE FOR PRECISION HEALTH. FORMER VP AT AUTISM SPEAKS

Harvey Karp

MD, FAAP, CEO of Happiest Baby Inc.

Annie Baghdayan

President/Chair of Oklahoma Licensure Behavior Analyst Board 

Kevin Knight

NLP, CHIEF SCIENTIST, DIDI CHUXING

Hassan Sawaf

Founder and CEO of stealth AI startup

Yves Béhar

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, FOUNDER, FUSEPROJECT

Jeffrey Cohn

PROFESSOR PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Stefan Scherer

Ph.D., Machine Learning Scientist

Armen Kherlopian

PROFESSOR, AKIAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT AUA

Backed by an all-star group of investors in robotics and AI.

Let's Change the World!

We are continuing to build an amazing, high-performance team that works hard to innovate, collaborate, and solve complex challenges in order to serve our company mission: transforming human-robot interaction to positively improve human experience.

We are bold in our vision, relentless in its pursuit, and excited to be discovering new ways to provide positive impact to the families we serve. If this describes the kind of workplace in which you thrive, we would love to explore the possibilities of working together to change the world!

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