A hugging robot helps children in primary school

  • Matthijs Smakman

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


SAMbuddy has a soft fur and is about half a meter tall. Inside is a small computer. By pressing buttons, children can 'talk' with the cuddly robot. SAMbuddy is designed for children who want to vent or need a buddy. For example, children with autism: they have difficulty talking with other people and easier with a social robot.

Period20 Sept 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleSAMbuddy storytelling robot cuddle
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletHU Story
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionWhere can you go with your secrets as a child? If it's hard to tell what's bothering you, a cuddle robot helps you talk about it.
    PersonsMatthijs Smakman