An Affective Autonomous Robot Toddler to Support the Development of Self-Efficacy in Diabetic Children
|Title||An Affective Autonomous Robot Toddler to Support the Development of Self-Efficacy in Diabetic Children|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Lewis, M., & Cañamero L.|
|Name of Proceedings||Proc. 23rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2014)|
We present a software architecture and an interaction scenario for an autonomous robot toddler designed to support the development of self-efficacy in diabetic children, and discuss its potential medical benefits. We pay particular attention to the affective and social aspects of the interaction, as well as the importance of autonomy in the robot, examining their relationships to our scientific and therapeutic goals.