Overcoming the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the modern classroom sometimes seems insurmountable. However, these inclusive robots are looking to change that.
Carver & Jemi are the spokes-robots for the company RoboKind, which announced that they’re releasing these diverse and inclusive robots to promote DEI classrooms. Carver & Jemi were in development for more than a year before they hit the market, and Mary Shaw, the Sr. Director of Professional Development and Content of RoboKind, says that these robots are great for reaching children with autism, in particular.
“During the last 10 years, we demonstrated the impact of our technology and its ability to empower students with Autism to break down social-emotional barriers,” Shaw said, in the press release announcement about the inclusive robots. “For us, that now extends beyond developmental differences and prioritizes diversity and inclusivity in the classroom.”
Carver was named for legendary agriculturalist George Washington Carver, while Jemi was named for NASA astronaut and social activist Dr. Mae Jemison.
“Last year, it became clear that DEI will be at the forefront of any conversation about improving educational outcomes. Leaders in EdTech must commit resources to a mission of a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable classroom. And, that is exactly what we are doing,” said Chief Research Officer Mark Nixon.