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Technology for Bonding in Human-Animal Interaction

By Heli Väätäjä, Päivi Majaranta, Heini Törnqvist, Veikko Surakka, Oskar Juhlin, Clara Mancini

Category Conference Papers

This workshop focuses on the use and influence of technology on human-animal bonding, and how to facilitate them with technology. We explore the elements and characteristics of human-animal bonding, and how technology is connected to emotions and bonding between the human and the animal. We are particularly interested in animal’s experiences, emotions, and welfare in bonding. The workshop facilitates discussion, creates a framework to support design activities, identifies future research themes, and creates ideas on facilitating the mutual bonding in human-animal interaction. The main focus is on dogs, but workshop aims is to pave way for further investigations and research with other domestic animals, such as cats, horses, and rabbits.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2017
Pages 5
ISBN/ISSN 978-1-4503-5364-9
Conference Title Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal roles
  2. Bonds
  3. Human-animal interactions
  4. open access
  5. Pets and companion animals
  6. technology
  1. open access