Category Archives: Huggable robots

Science Update: How Do People Respond to Being Touched by a Robot?

A very interesting, ‘social robotics’ study recently gave us all some nice resultats. Apparently people do not always appreciate being touched by a robot. Somewhat surprisingly the results from one of the experiments showed that it matters why the robot … Continue reading

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Kaspar, a news update about a robot for autistic children

A nice story was in the news today (Washington Examiner): Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids. Ben Robins, a researcher who has already done a lot of work studying how robots might benefit children with autism, is quoted as … Continue reading

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Robots that Care at Kennisalliantie and Syntens

Themabijeenkomst ZorgRobotica (KennisAlliantie) from FunnelVision on Vimeo. Recently, on October 25, Jeroen spoke at a workshop about healthcare robotics. It was organised bij Kennisalliantie and Syntens, who wish to set things in motion, especially in the Dutch ‘Medical Delta’ (roughly … Continue reading

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Fujitsu’s Robot Teddy Bear

A collection of movies. At CES 2011, look who’s there It’s Fujitsu’s Robot Teddy Bear! For about two years Fujitsu has been displaying this robot teddy bear, sometimes named Care Bear, Motion Bear or E-Bear, at various tradeshows. They tell … Continue reading

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Buying Paro in the Netherlands? Now through Focal Meditech.

Focal Meditech BV now the official distribution partner for robot baby seal Paro The company Focal Meditech, based in Tilburg, has signed an agreement with the Danish Technology Institute, the European distributor of Paro, that gives Focal distribution rights for … Continue reading

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Paro and Nao in healthcare

A nice item was made by ´Radio Nederland Wereldomroep´ from our recordings with Paro and Nao in a group home for elderly people with dementia. Source: Robots om mee te lachen, huilen en knuffelen Published on: Oktober 25, 2010 – … Continue reading

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Paro live in action with a sweet old lady

An elderly lady, a very sweet lady with dementia, and here daughter gave permission to film how she interacts with Paro and how it benefits her. It was a very nice and interesting morning for us and for the elderly … Continue reading

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Paro in the Netherlands in recent years

The robot baby seal Paro has been used in the Netherlands for some years already. Tese movies provide an overview of the situation in recent years. It is clear that many people still have to get used to the idea, … Continue reading

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Workshop registration

You can (pre)register for upcoming workshops here.

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Social Robotics, a field of scientific study?

Is it possible to give a good definition of social robotics? Is it a field of scientific study or is it only a catch phrase for exciting robot stuff? If it is a field of study, can we identify what … Continue reading

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