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The concept of the huggable robot Probo is a result of the desire to improve the living conditions of children in hospital environment. These children need distraction and lots of information. In this paper we present the concept of this new robot. The robot will be employed in hospitals, as tele-interface for entertainment , communication and medical(More)
— In situations where robots share their workspace with humans, and where physical human-robot interaction is possible or even necessary, safety is of paramount importance. Low weight and passive compliance are often considered important aspects contributing to robot safety. In this paper, the role of passive compliance is investigated with respect to the(More)
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