Reducing Stress by Bonding with a Social Robot: Towards Autonomous Long-Term Child-Robot Interaction

Mike Ligthart, Koen Hindriks, Mark A. Neerincx

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Abstract

Pediatric oncology patients could benefit from bonding with a social robot and talking about their day in the hospital. With our research we aim to contribute to the development of a robot that is able to facilitate a child-robot bond autonomously and long-term. We propose to use robot-disclosure and a shared interaction history to create a child-robot bond where the child feels comfortable and familiar enough to talk about their day with the robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2018 - Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherACM, IEEE Computer Society
Pages305-306
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 5 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Conference

Conference13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period5/03/188/03/18

Keywords

  • child-robot interaction
  • social robotics

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