JRM Vol.26 No.4 pp. 513-514
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0513

Development Report:


Masayoshi Kanoh

Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Chukyo University, 101-2 Yagoto Honmachi, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8666, Japan

October 29, 2014
May 19, 2014
August 20, 2014
human-robot interaction, robot assisted therapy, doll therapy, welfare care

Babyloid is a robot whose purpose is to relieve the psychological distress in elderly patients and patients needing long-term care by having them take care of it. Unlike general robots, which seek to be able to do all tasks in the manner of human beings, Babyloid was designed so that it cannot do anything. However, it tries to satisfy its self-sufficiency by expressing psychological and physiological states through crying, showing bad mood, etc.
Cite this article as:
M. Kanoh, “Babyloid,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26 No.4, pp. 513-514, 2014.
Data files:
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