Emotional robots: principles and practice with PARO in Denmark, Germany and the UK

Klein, Barbara, Gaerdt, Lone and Cook, Glenda (2013) Emotional robots: principles and practice with PARO in Denmark, Germany and the UK. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 26 (2). pp. 89-99. ISSN 1662-9647

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As societies age there will be a significant increase of those over 80 and a predicted increase in people with dementia. We know that loneliness increases with old age, and those living with dementia are at risk of social isolation. Also opportunities for sensory stimulation and engagement in pleasurable activities are reduced in old age. The question is what technologies can be used to extend the range of available interventions that can enhance well-being. Emotional robots have been developed for activity and therapeutic purposes. This article explores experiences of the emotional robot PARO in Denmark, Germany and UK, and provides principles of this robot as an activity or activity with a therapeutic purpose.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional robots, socio-pedagogical concept, robot-therapy, social activity dementia care
Subjects: G700 Artificial Intelligence
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Professor Glenda Cook
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 11:46
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:02
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11665

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