An Affective Autonomous Robot Toddler to Support the Development of Self-Efficacy in Diabetic Children

TitleAn Affective Autonomous Robot Toddler to Support the Development of Self-Efficacy in Diabetic Children
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLewis, M., & Cañamero L.
Name of ProceedingsProc. 23rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2014)
Pagination359–364
Date Published08/2014
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationEdinburgh
ISBN Number978-1-4799-6763-6
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6926279/
DOI10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926279