Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges

  title={Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges},
  author={P. Esteban and D. Garc{\'i}a and Hee Rin Lee and P. Chevalier and P. Baxter and Cindy L. Bethel},
  journal={Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction},
  • P. Esteban, D. García, +3 authors Cindy L. Bethel
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
  • Robot-Assisted Therapy (RAT) has successfully been used in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) research by including social robots in health-care interventions by virtue of their ability to engage human users in both social and emotional dimensions. Research projects on this topic exist all over the globe in the USA, Europe, and Asia. All of these projects have the overall ambitious goal of increasing the well-being of a vulnerable population. Typical, RAT is performed with the Wizard-of-Oz (WoZ… CONTINUE READING

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