Print Email Facebook Twitter Long-term human-robot interaction with young users Title Long-term human-robot interaction with young users Author Baxter, P. Belpaeme, T. Canamero, L. Cosi, P. Demiris, Y. Enescu, V. Publication year 2011 Abstract Artificial companion agents have the potential to combine novel means for effective health communication with young patients support and entertainment. However, the theory and practice of long-term child-robot interaction is currently an underdeveloped area of research. This paper introduces an approach that integrates multiple functional aspects necessary to implement temporally extended human-robot interaction in the setting of a paediatric ward. We present our methodology for the implementation of a companion robot which will be used to support young patients in hospital as they learn to manage a lifelong metabolic disorder (diabetes). The robot will interact with patients over an extended period of time. The necessary functional aspects are identified and introduced, and a review of the technical challenges involved is presented. Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeVirtual environments and GamingHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:db6167b7-4741-4e22-a67b-dc412b3f7a95 TNO identifier 462065 Source IEEE/ACM Human-Robot Interaction 2011 Conference (Robots with Children Workshop), 1-4 Bibliographical note Additional authors (p.4) Antoine Hiolle (University of Hertfordshire) Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz) Rosemarijn Looije (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) Marco Nalin (Fondazione Centro San Raffaele del Monte Tabor) Mark A. Neerincx (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) Hichem Sahli (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Giacomo Sommavilla (National Research Council – Padova) Fabio Tesser (National Research Council – Padova) Rachel Wood (University of Plymouth) Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.