Behavioral Research Blog

Observational research - Dementia and robots

Posted by Annelies Verkerk on Feb 24, 2014

For people with dementia, it is very important to keep connections with the outside world. When living at home, people will often still go to the grocery store or to the hairdresser. However, when they are living in a long-term care home, the context changes greatly. Without meaningful communication, there is a high risk of social isolation and communication opportunities with friends or family members can also be further reduced.

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Topics: The Observer XT, robotics, human-robot interaction

Robots in the spotlight

Posted by Annelies Verkerk on Feb 19, 2014

Self-driving cars, humanoid robots, pet-like autonomous robots, home robots, or social robots: robots are all around us. Would you like to know what kind of research is done is this area? Read these four blog articles to find out how and why human-robot interaction is studied by many researchers around the world!

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Topics: robotics, human-robot interaction

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