Pepe: A Social Robot that Teaches Hygiene Skills

Publication/Creation Date
October 15 2019
University Of Glasgow (creator)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University (creator)
AMMACHI Labs (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Pepe is a social robot designed by AMMACHI Labs & University of Glasgow that teaches hygiene skills to youngsters. Pepe was tele-operated by researchers at a washing tap at the Government Primary School, Chithragiri, Wayanad to display behaviours such as eye movement, speech and expressive mouth in order to influence children to wash their hands. The robot interacted with the children in their local language, Malayalam and increased levels of handwashing with soap and better hygiene techniques by a staggering 40%. The research will be presented at The 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) in New Delhi, India on Global Handwashing Day celebrated on 15th October every year.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
April 2 2020
Last edited
April 2 2020
How to cite this entry
University of Glasgow, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, AMMACHI Labs. (October 15 2019). "Pepe: A Social Robot that Teaches Hygiene Skills". Fabric of Digital Life.