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A Robotic Companion for Social Support of Isolated Older Adults

Abstract

We demonstrate interaction with a relational agent, embodied as a robot, to provide social support for isolated older adults. Our robot supports multiple activities, including discussing the weather, playing cards and checkers socially, maintaining a calendar, talking about family and friends, discussing nutrition, recording life stories, exercise coaching and making video calls.

DOI: 10.1145/2701973.2702103