Design and Evaluation of a Touch-Centered Calming Interaction with a Social Robot
OCT 04, 2016 15:20 PM
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Design and Evaluation of a Touch-Centered Calming Interaction with a Social Robot

Design and Evaluation of a Touch-Centered Calming Interaction with a Social Robot

Yasaman S. Sefidgar, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 201-2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Karon E. MacLean, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 201-2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Steve Yohanan, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 201-2366 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
H.F. Machiel Van der Loos, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2054-6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Elizabeth A. Croft, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2054-6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC, Canada
E. Jane Garland, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, BC's Children's Hospital, P4-215 Mental Health Bldg., 4500 Oak St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

With an approach grounded in social cognitive theories for human-animal relations, researchers developed a social pet robot aimed at helping people manage anxiety.

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