Social HRI for people with dementia: one size fits all?

G. Perugia, M. Díaz Boladeras, E.I. Barakova, A. Catal Mallofré, G.W.M. Rauterberg

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    Abstract

    Motivational and emotional disorders (i.e. apathy and depression) are very frequent in dementia and might greatly affect the positive psychological state experienced during social HRI. We conducted a six-weeks study in two nursing homes comparing the affective states that two playful activities, board cognitive games and social robot play (Pleo), were able to elicit in people with dementia. Results show that a significant increase in pleasure (positive affect) is present in the robot condition when participants are considered in their totality, but once they are grouped based on the presence of motivational and emotional disorders, the pleasure experienced in the robot condition is significantly lower in the group with such disorders.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 6-9 March 2017, Vienna, Austria
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages257-258
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4885-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
    Event12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017) - Aula der Wissenschaft, Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 12
    http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2017/

    Conference

    Conference12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017)
    Abbreviated titleHRI 2017
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period6/03/179/03/17
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • affect
    • dementia
    • human-robot interaction
    • playful interactions

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