Below is a list of all relevant publications authored by Robotics Forum members.


BibTex format

author = {Sarabia, M and Young, N and Canavan, K and Edginton, T and Demiris, Y and Vizcaychipi, MP},
doi = {10.1007/s12369-017-0421-z},
journal = {International Journal of Social Robotics},
pages = {607--620},
title = {Assistive robotic technology to combat social isolation in acute hospital settings},
url = {},
volume = {10},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Social isolation in hospitals is a well established risk factor for complications such as cognitive decline and depression. Assistive robotic technology has the potential to combat this problem, but first it is critical to investigate how hospital patients react to this technology. In order to address this question, we introduced a remotely operated NAO humanoid robot which conversed, made jokes, played music, danced and exercised with patients in a London hospital. In total, 49 patients aged between 18–100 took part in the study, 7 of whom had dementia. Our results show that a majority of patients enjoyed their interaction with NAO. We also found that age and dementia significantly affect the interaction, whereas gender does not. These results indicate that hospital patients enjoy socialising with robots, opening new avenues for future research into the potential health benefits of a social robotic companion.
AU - Sarabia,M
AU - Young,N
AU - Canavan,K
AU - Edginton,T
AU - Demiris,Y
AU - Vizcaychipi,MP
DO - 10.1007/s12369-017-0421-z
EP - 620
PY - 2018///
SN - 1875-4791
SP - 607
TI - Assistive robotic technology to combat social isolation in acute hospital settings
T2 - International Journal of Social Robotics
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VL - 10
ER -