Child and pet-robot interaction in children's' hospital (1) theoretical issues and procedure

Ryuhei Kimura*, Yota Sugiyama, Eiichi Ohkubo, Mitsuru Naganuma, Kazumi Hiruma, Akiyo Horiguchi, Naoko Abe, Etsuko Hatano, Keiko Suzuki, Kazuki Sekine, Akiko Hiranuma, Kotaro Yamanouchi

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RAA (robot assisted activity) using robotic pet for pre-school and school aged child outpatient in waiting room at children's hospital was carried out in order to investigate the mood change during waiting for the exploration. Specific behaviors and responses co-occurrence stimuli initiated robotic pet were observed by time sampling method. Questionnaire was administered after RAA in order to assess mood of participant and evaluate robotic pet and RAA by their measures. It was found that most of child and their parent felt positive mood, and the positive mood correlation of between parent and child. In this paper, theoretical issues, RAA procedure, and outline of general results was described.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventSICE Annual Conference 2005 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: 2005 Aug 82005 Aug 10


ConferenceSICE Annual Conference 2005


  • AIBO
  • Children's hospital
  • Robot assisted activity
  • Robotic pet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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