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

Development Report:

Babyloid

Masayoshi Kanoh

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

Received:
October 29, 2014
Accepted:
May 19, 2014
Published:
August 20, 2014
Keywords:
human-robot interaction, robot assisted therapy, doll therapy, welfare care
Abstract

Babyloid

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.

References
  1. [1] M. Kanoh and T. Shimizu, “Developing A Robot Babyloid That Cannot Do Anything,” J. of RSJ, Vol.29, No.3, pp. 76-83, 2011 (in Japanese).
  2. [2] K. Wada and T. Shibata, “Living With Seal Robots – Its Sociopsychological and Physiological Influences on the Elderly at a Care House,” IEEE Trans. Robotics, Vol.23, No.5, pp. 972-980, 2007.

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