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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)
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