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Numerous studies have shown the positive benefits of companion animal therapy. Unfortunately, companion animals are not always available. The Huggable is a new type of robotic companion being designed specifically for such cases. It features a full body "sensitive skin" for relational affective touch, silent, muscle-like, voice coil actuators, an embedded PC with data collection and networking capabilities. In this paper we briefly describe the Huggable and propose a live demonstration of the robot.doi:10.1109/ccnc.2006.1593253 dblp:conf/ccnc/StiehlLBBCKLMP06 fatcat:m27qhypac5dy7l2uzhws5uanwi