Tapia keeps you company and helps you stay in contact with friends and relatives. She can help you organize your schedule, inform you about news and weather, and provide you with hands free access to your media and IoT devices. Tapia is your assistant and your friend. Tapia isn’t just a machine you have to learn how to use—Tapia learns about you.
As the number of single person households increases, robotic companions like Tapia will become increasingly important, especially in aging societies. Robots like Tapia are the first such devices in what will soon become a facet of our daily lives.