Pepe: The robot that encourages children to wash their hands

Pepe is a social robot designed to teach proper handwashing method to rural Indian students. This was a joint project with Dr. Amol Deshmukh from the University of Glasgow. Around 100 children were engaged and trained on safe and effective handwashing behavior in a rural village in Govt. Primary School, Chithragiri, Wayanad, Kerala, India.

Also, Pepe won the Socialis Impremiere robotic competition at Ro-MAN 2019, Delhi.

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Sooraj K Babu
Sooraj K Babu
Doctoral Student

Human-Computer Interaction | Immersive Technologies | User Experience