Wang Long Li & Robert Paauwe (TinyBots)

As founders of TinyBots, Wang and Robert are on a mission to empower people with cognitive challenges and their family, using social technology & robotics.

Together they created a friendly little robot called Tessa, who assists elderly with dementia when nobody else is around. She enhances their self-esteem and -reliance by providing systematic reminders, personalized music, storytelling, cognitive therapy, and spoken instructions for daily tasks.

Robert and Wang will tell us the birth-story of Tessa and how she got her looks and character to optimally connect with people with dementia, as well as their caregivers. They will give us a peek into successfully designing a high tech solution that is also able to make a deeply human connection, all the while being so intuitive that anybody can use it.