Robin: An Autonomous Robot for Diabetic Children

TitleRobin: An Autonomous Robot for Diabetic Children
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLewis, M, Cañamero, L
Name of ProceedingsProc. UK-RAS Conference: 'Robots Working For & Among Us', 2017
Conference LocationBristol, UK

We describe the cognitively and motivationally autonomous robot toddler Robin, designed as a tool to help children learn about diabetes management. The design of Robin follows an Embodied Artificial Intelligence approach to robotics, to create a robust social interaction agent, friendly but independent. We have used Robin in autonomous interactions with diabetic children in a scenario designed to give them mastery experiences of diabetes management in order to increase their self-efficacy.


Winner: 1st Prize, Best Paper