The huggable: A platform for research in robotic companions for pediatric care

Walter Dan Stiehl, Jun Ki Lee, Cynthia Breazeal, Marco Nalin, Angelica Morandi, Alberto Sanna

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Abstract

Robotic companions offer a unique combination of embodiment and computation which open many new interesting opportunities in the field of pediatric care. As these new technologies are developed, we must consider the central research questions of how such systems should be designed and what the appropriate applications for such systems are. In this paper we present the Huggable, a robotic companion in the form factor of a teddy bear and outline a series of studies we are planning to run using the Huggable in a pediatric care unit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2009 - The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Pages317-320
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009 - Como, Italy
Duration: Jun 3 2009Jun 5 2009

Other

Other8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009
CountryItaly
CityComo
Period6/3/096/5/09

Keywords

  • Pediatrics
  • Personal robot
  • Robotic companion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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