A pilot study on using an intelligent life-like robot as a companion for elderly individuals with dementia and depression

@article{Abdollahi2017APS,
  title={A pilot study on using an intelligent life-like robot as a companion for elderly individuals with dementia and depression},
  author={Hojjat Abdollahi and Ali Mollahosseini and Joshua T. Lane and Mohammad H. Mahoor},
  journal={2017 IEEE-RAS 17th International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids)},
  year={2017},
  pages={541-546}
}
This paper presents the design, development, methodology, and the results of a pilot study on using an intelligent, emotive and perceptive social robot (aka Companionbot) for improving the quality of life of elderly people with dementia and/or depression. Ryan Companionbot prototyped in this project, is a rear-projected life-like conversational robot. Ryan is equipped with features that can (1) interpret and respond to users' emotions through facial expressions and spoken language, (2… 
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