Socially assistive robotics [Grand Challenges of Robotics]

  title={Socially assistive robotics [Grand Challenges of Robotics]},
  author={Adriana Tapus and Maja J. Mataric and Brian Scassellati},
  journal={IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine},
Socially intelligent robotics is the pursuit of creating robots capable of exhibiting natural-appearing social qualities. Beyond the basic capabilities of moving and acting autonomously, the field has focused on the use of the robot's physical embodiment to communicate and interact with users in a social and engaging manner. One of its components, socially assistive robotics, focuses on helping human users through social rather than physical interaction. Early results already demonstrate the… CONTINUE READING
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