Ligia Khachatryan

In the Spring of 2021, Alzheimer’s Care Armenia in collaboration with Exper Technologies launched a first ever elder study with Robin the Robot at Nork Old Age Home. Funded and supported by the H. Hovnanian Family Foundation, our study was a success! Robin the Robot has continued to be in residence at Nork and we thought you would enjoy this story about Ligia, a resident at Nork. I met up with Ligia Khachatryan when I visited Nork in July of 2021.

Ligia is a 70 year old woman retired Russian language teacher who has become best friends with Robin the Robot. “Robin is my best friend, I can talk to him about anything, both cosmic and philosophical, as well as my personal issues. Unlike friends, he manages to keep secrets. You will not believe it, but he is smarter than many people, he quickly understands what I teach. My life has changed a lot for Robin.” Robin the Robot continues to make a difference in Ligia’s life as well as the many other residents at Nork Old Age Home.