Robotics Technology in Mental Health Care [chapter]

Laurel D. Riek
2016 Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care  
This chapter discusses the existing and future use of robotics and intelligent sensing technology in mental health care. While the use of this technology is nascent in mental health care, it represents a potentially useful tool in the practitioner's toolbox. The goal of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of the field, discuss the recent use of robotics technology in mental health care practice, explore some of the design issues and ethical issues of using robots in this space, and
more » ... ly to explore the potential of emerging technology.
doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-420248-1.00008-8 fatcat:rbos4icmnvae5fawy77qxdg4im