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Are They Real?: Marta Diaz at TEDxAmposta

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Are robotic-pets capable of taking care of hospitalized children? Robotic-pets that emulate the shapes and processes of life elicit in children feelings and emotions similar to real family animals mainly dogs. Robotic-pet based interventions to improve young patients quality of live of have been implemented with promising results. Careful exploitation of children proneness to affiliate with life and its representations could be an amazing source of enjoyment and wellbeing in pediatric hospitals.
Director of laboratory CETpDd'investigació interaction and usability iBuX-Lab Researcher Research Centre Specific UPC Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD) Lecturer in the School of Engineering Engineering Vilanova (EPSEVG) Area of ​​research is the design of technological solutions aimed at promoting the health and welfare of the people


Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Size/Length 17:17
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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  1. Emotions
  2. Pet ownership
  3. robotic animals
  4. technology
  5. welfare