The huggable

Walter Dan Stiehl, Jun Ki Lee, Cynthia Breazeal, Marco Nalin, Angelica Morandi, Alberto Sanna
2009 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - IDC '09  
Robotic companions offer a unique combination of embodiment and computation which open many new interesting opportunities in the field of pediatric care. As these new technologies are developed, we must consider the central research questions of how such systems should be designed and what the appropriate applications for such systems are. In this paper we present the Huggable, a robotic companion in the form factor of a teddy bear and outline a series of studies we are planning to run using the Huggable in a pediatric care unit.
doi:10.1145/1551788.1551872 dblp:conf/acmidc/StiehlLBNMS09 fatcat:wxcpbezx7ve5lk3xxw5d4jegaa