Robin: An Autonomous Robot for Diabetic Children

TitleRobin: An Autonomous Robot for Diabetic Children
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of PublicationIn Press
AuthorsLewis, M., & Cañamero L.
Name of ProceedingsProc. UK-RAS Network Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2017
Conference LocationBristol, UK
Abstract

We describe the cognitively and motivationally autonomous robot toddler Robin, designed as a tool to help children learn about diabetes management. The design of Robin follows an Embodied Artificial Intelligence approach to robotics, to create a robust social interaction agent, friendly but independent. We have used Robin in autonomous interactions with diabetic children in a scenario designed to give them mastery experiences of diabetes management in order to increase their self-efficacy.

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Winner: 1st Prize, Best Paper