How ABii Was Created

Who is ABii?

ABii is next-generation, educational technology.  ABii engages children with fun, social interactions and effectively delivers core subject instruction to change the academic trajectory for kids in grades K-5.  ABii gives parents a powerful tool for supporting and advancing school performance.  We developed ABii the robot tutor because we believe it’s time we invest more in our children’s future.

ABii is a desktop-size robot with an accompanying web app that can be utilized with any wifi-enabled device. The online skills-based lessons, paired with ABii, and her online friends are part of an ecosystem that covers key topics to improve individual academic achievement. Kids love learning with ABii and stay more engaged in subjects that might otherwise become tedious or challenging for many students.

The Science Behind ABii

ABii and her online friends combine cutting-edge artificial intelligence with proven teaching techniques. Bringing something unique and innovative to the market of technology and education. ABii tracks attention and performance to adapt instruction to each learner’s individual needs.

The more your child works with ABii, the robot will adapt instruction through the use of artificial intelligence to your child’s specific learning needs.  ABii is very intuitive and enlists the help of her online friends to put your child at ease. Wanda, Mario, Jolt, Vee, and Url are all part of ABii’s ecosystem that works together to make learning exciting! For example, Mario has a pizza parlor but can’t do fractions. Wanda travels all the time but can’t figure out currency conversions. As a team, ABii and her online friends help to build confidence for your child in the process of gaining core skills in math.

Where in the world is ABii?

Fourteen public and private schools are already implementing  ABii to help improve math performance for students across the US.

Schools are with ABii

Case Study

Four schools located in Kansas, Alabama, New York and Texas, participated in our study. ABii was tested empirically with 170 3rd-5th grade students. The average pre-test score of 45% was for students that tested below proficient on a Math skill which was either infractions or word problems.

The students made tremendous gains and the average post-test-score was an outstanding 79%, after just two sessions with ABii. 67% of students that tested below proficient on a math skill improved by 35% on average.

Although this stat was nothing to gloss over, we made sure to get some feedback from the students, teachers, and administrators. The students informed us of what they loved about ABii and what they would change along with many other suggestions. School administrators expressed interest in using ABii to support teachers in the classroom by engaging small groups with direct instruction, while the teachers would utilize the robot to identify specific weak skill areas to provide additional resources to advance student learning.

Who is Vän Robotics?

Founded by a Social Robotics researcher from Yale, Vän Robotics is a company that thrives to lead the push for innovate technological creations. Our team is a group of talented seasoned professionals comprised of a very talented Child Robotics Interaction Specialist from Yale, two-time successful entrepreneurs as CTO and VP of sales and marketing, a former educator and corporate trainer for Apple with decades of experience in Edtech, along with several amazing software developers on staff.

To be a leader in the field we constantly work on ways to improve every day. We’ve researched and tested what’s applicable in the real world and what isn’t. ABii is the result of decades of research, using robots to effectively augment learning and designing lessons that are state standards-based and aligned with the school curriculum. We are leading the way in the field of Artificial Intelligence paired with an intuitive robot tutor for learning.

The Benefits

ABii is more than just another Edtech device to increase the productivity of learning for kids. The world of ABii incorporates a social robot that tracks attention, performance and detects stress which is all big indicators for academic success and our software contains online friends that put the learner at ease with relatable characteristics.

ABii proves to benefit parents in saving time by providing effective tutoring. As for teachers, it eases the workload by knowing each student who works with ABii will help to extend and enhance what is already being taught in the classroom. As ABii adapts to the student or your child, the parent and the teacher can feel assured that this is not just a toy or average software tutorial; but a robust learning tool that generates reports with identifiable metrics. All and all, every child will gain the attention needed to achieve and feel confident in their mastery of the subject being taught.

This unique pairing of social robotics, artificial intelligence, and solid instructional techniques is a win-win for everyone involved. Thank you for choosing Van Robotics!

ABii is a smart robot tutor who is here to educate and delight your child through learning adventures. Robotics in education will be experiencing a tremendous amount of growth over the next decade. This is a great opportunity for you to join us and lead the way.

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