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  1. Designing Man's New Best Friend: Enhancing Human-Robot Dog Interaction through Dog-Like Framing and Appearance

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    | 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)...

  2. The Use of Life-Like Robotic Animals in the Acute Care Setting to Assist in the Care of Patients with Dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Denby, Abby

    The purpose of this pilot project was to describe the effect of life-like robotic animals on the nurses’ ability to provide care, patients’ level of agitation, use of antipsychotic medications, restraint and sitter use for patients with dementia in an acute care setting. Nurses...

  3. ‘It gives you more to life, it's something new every day’: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of wellbeing in older care home residents who keep a personal pet

    | Contributor(s):: Freedman, Shoshanna, Paramova, Petia, Senior, Victoria

  4. Human-dog relationships as a working framework for exploring human-robot attachment: a multidisciplinary review

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    | 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...

  5. Innovative robotic hippotherapy improves postural muscle size and postural stability during the quiet stance and gait initiation in a child with cerebral palsy: A single case study

    | Contributor(s):: Park, J. H., You, J. S. H.

  6. 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

  7. Physiological effects of a companion robot on blood pressure of older people in residential care facility: a pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Broadbent, E.

  8. Ethorobotics applied to human behaviour: Can animated objects influence children's behaviour in cognitive tasks?

    | Contributor(s):: André, V., Jost, C., Hausberger, M., Le Pévédic, B., Jubin, R., Duhaut, D., Lemasson, A.

  9. Robots: Pets or people?

    | Contributor(s):: Grollman, Daniel H.

  10. PulseBeats

  11. Therapeutic seals come to Townsville

    | Contributor(s):: Bodak, Marie, Harwood, June, Pether, Mary, Birks, Melanie

  12. Guilty robots, happy dogs : the question of alien minds

    | Contributor(s):: McFarland, David

  13. The Psychosocial Effects of a Companion Robot: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Robinson, H., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E.

  14. Care robots for the supermarket shelf: a product gap in assistive technologies

    | Contributor(s):: Blackman, T. I. M.

  15. Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds [Book Review]

    | Contributor(s):: Lerner, Berel Dov

  16. Robotic Milking Technologies and Renegotiating Situated Ethical Relationships on U.K. Dairy Farms

    | Contributor(s):: Holloway, Lewis, Bear, Christopher, Wilkinson, Katy

  17. Robots and Reality: A Reply to Robert Sparrow

    | Contributor(s):: Blackford, Russell

  18. Can you kill a robot nanny?: Ethological approach to the effect of robot caregivers on child development and human evolution

    | Contributor(s):: Kubinyi, E., Pongrácz, P., Miklosi, Adam

  19. Children-robot interaction: a pilot study in autism therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kozima, H., Nakagawa, C., Yasuda, Y.

  20. The ethical landscape of robotics: bringing ethics into the design and use of robots.

    | Contributor(s):: Łichocki, Pawel, Kahn, Peter H., Jr., Billard, Aude