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Children and their parents may undergo challenging experiences when admitted for inpatient care at pediatric hospitals. While most hospitals make efforts to provide socio-emotional support for patients and their families during care, gaps still exist between human resource supply and demand. The Huggable project aims to close this gap by creating a social(More)
We present the design of the Huggable robot that can playfully interact with children and provide socio-emotional support for them in pediatric care context. Our design takes into consideration that many young patients are nervous, intimidated, and are socio-emotionally vulnerable at hospitals. The Huggable robot has a childish and furry look be perceived(More)
In this paper, we present challenges that arise when conducting child-robot interaction research in a pediatric inpatient care setting, and practical solutions for balancing scientific validity while prioritizing medical care for patients. In the Huggable project, we learned that our experimental setup needs to be minimally obtrusive, easy to deploy, and(More)
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