• Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
  • Elettra Oleari
  • Clara Pozzi
  • Francesca Sacchitelli
  • Anahita Bagherzadhalimi
  • Sara Bellini
  • Bernd Kiefer
  • Stefania Racioppa
  • Alexandre Coninx
  • Paul Baxter
  • Bert Bierman
  • Olivier Blanson Henkemans
  • Mark Neerincx
  • Rosemarijn Loije
  • Yiannis Demiris
  • Raquel Ros Espinoza
  • Marco Mosconi
  • Piero Cosi
  • Remi Humbert
  • Lola Canamero
  • Joachim de Greeff
  • James Kennedy
  • Robin Read
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Antoine Hiolle
  • Giulio Paci
  • Giacomo Sommavilla
  • Fabio Tesser
  • Alberto Sanna
  • Tony Belpaeme
We describe the social characteristics of a robot developed to support children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) in the process of education and care. We evaluated the perception of the robot at a summer camp where diabetic children aged 10-14 experienced the robot in group interactions. Children in the intervention condition additionally interacted with it also individually, in one-to-one sessions featuring several game-like activities. These children perceived the robot significantly more as a friend than those in the control group. They also readily engaged with it in dialogues about their habits related to healthy lifestyle as well as personal experiences concerning diabetes. This indicates that the one-on-one interactions added a special quality to the relationship of the children with the robot.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Friends: 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2015
EventNew Friends: 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education - Almere, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 201523 Oct 2015

Conference

ConferenceNew Friends: 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education
CountryNetherlands
CityAlmere
Period22/10/1523/10/15

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