Designing Man's New Best Friend: Enhancing Human-Robot Dog Interaction through Dog-Like Framing and Appearance
| Contributor(s):: de Visser, E. J., Topoglu, Y., Joshi, S., Krueger, F., Phillips, E., Gratch, J., Tossell, C. C., Ayaz, H.
To understand how to improve interactions with dog-like robots, we evaluated the importance of "dog-like" framing and physical appearance on interaction, hypothesizing multiple interactive benefits of each. We assessed whether framing Aibo as a puppy (i.e., in need of development)...
The Impact of Robotic Companion Pets on Depression and Loneliness for Older Adults with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Fogelson, D. M., Rutledge, C., Zimbro, K. S.
Robot Dog Intervention with the Golden Pup: Activating Social and Empathy Experiences of Elderly People as Part of Intergenerational Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Pirita Ihamäki, Katriina Heljakka
This paper takes an interest in examining the potential of robotic pet toys as social companions, which activate the social and empathy experiences of the elderly and by doing so, increase their wellbeing. In order to study the benefits of using Golden Pup, a commercial robot dog, we designed...
Reducing loneliness and improving well-being among older adults with animatronic pets
| Contributor(s):: Rifky Tkatch, Lizi Wu, Stephanie MacLeod, Rachel Ungar, Laurie Albright, Daniel Russell, James Murphy, James Schaeffer, Charlotte S. Yeh
Human-dog relationships as a working framework for exploring human-robot attachment: a multidisciplinary review
| Contributor(s):: Krueger, F., Mitchell, K. C., Deshpande, G., Katz, J. S.
Robotic agents will be life-long companions of humans in the foreseeable future. To achieve such successful relationships, people will likely attribute emotions and personality, assign social competencies, and develop a long-lasting attachment to robots. However, without a clear theoretical...
Animal-Assisted and Pet-Robot Interventions for Ameliorating Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Park, S., Bak, A., Kim, S., Nam, Y., Kim, H. S., Yoo, D. H., Moon, M.
Specificity and variability of trunk kinematics on a mechanical horse
| Contributor(s):: Goodworth, A. D., Barrett, C., Rylander, J., Garner, B.
Paro-hyljerobotti mahdollistamassa ikääntyvän muistisairaan ihmisen kommunikaatio- ja vuorovaikutustaitoja
| Contributor(s):: Juulia Mourujärvi, Anna Ruuskanen
Ikääntyneiden määrä kasvaa ja sen myötä myös muistisairaiden ihmisten määrä lisääntyy. Muistisairauden edetessä ihmisen kommunikaatio ja vuorovaikutus muuttuu, minkä vuoksi hän tarvitsee tukea...
An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned
| Contributor(s):: Lonneke G. J. A. Schuurmans, Inge Noback, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers
AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...
Bonding with Robotic Pets. Children's Cognitions, Emotions and Behaviors towards Pet-Robots. Applications in a Robot Assisted Quality of Life Intervention in a Pediatric Hospital
| Contributor(s):: Marta Díaz Boladeras
This dissertation addresses the emergence of emotional involvement in the interaction with social robots. More specifically, we investigate the dynamics of children bonding with robotic pets to design robot based programs to improve patients’ experience in pediatric hospitals. Pet-robots...
Advances in Mental Health Care: Five N = 1 Studies on the Effects of the Robot Seal Paro in Adults with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Wagemaker, Eline, Tycho J. Dekkers, Joost A. Agelink van Rentergem, Karin M. Volkers, Hilde M. Huizenga
Background: The evidence base for psychological treatments for autism and mood disorders in people with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities (ID) is limited. Recent promising robot-based innovations in mental health care suggest that robot-based animal assisted therapy (AAT) could be...
Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert
That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver...
A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot
| Contributor(s):: Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga
This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...
Affecting affect effectively : investigating a haptic-affect platform for guiding physiological responses
| Contributor(s):: Joseph P. Hall
This thesis describes the development of a platform for touch-guided anxiety management via engagement with a robot pet. An existing physiological sensor suite and “Haptic Creature” robot pet are modified to influence user physiological responses through real-time interaction guided...
Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada
| Contributor(s):: Meritxell Valentí Soler
Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales desde hace años se conoce como beneficiosa para reducir dichos síntomas. Los robots...
Effect of an interactive therapeutic robotic animal on engagement, mood states, agitation and psychotropic drug use in people with dementia: a cluster-randomised controlled trial protocol
| Contributor(s):: Wendy Moyle, Elizabeth Beattie, Brian Draper, David Shum, Lukman Thalib, Cindy Jones, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Cindy Mervin
Introduction Apathy, agitated behaviours, loneliness and depression are common consequences of dementia. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of a robotic animal on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in people with dementia living in long-term aged care.Methods and...
Effectiveness of a social robot, 'Paro,' in a VA long-term care setting
| Contributor(s):: Lane, Geoffrey W., Noronha, Delilah, Rivera, Alexandra, Craig, Kathy, Yee, Christina, Mills, Brent, Villanueva, Eimee
An investigation of the sentiments of having a dog : inspirations for the design of a toy dog
| Contributor(s):: Chui Wa Yeung
This research is aimed to develop a toy dog that provides the pleasure feelings as having a dog, the inspirations to the manufacturers for the design of toy dogs as per the findings of factors of sentiments of having dogs has been included in the investigation. The investigation was carried out...
Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly
| Contributor(s):: Fanglin Chao
The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...
TAMER: Touch-guided Anxiety Management via Engagement with a Robotic Pet- Efficacy Evaluation and the First Steps of the Interaction Design
| Contributor(s):: Yasaman Sadat Sefidgar
Anxiety disorders are widespread among children and adolescents, yet the existing treatments are effective for only a small proportion of the affected young population. We propose a novel idea for improving the efficacy of anxiety treatments that relies on affective touch as a therapeutic medium....