Professor Hatice Gunes
Social Robotics for Assessing and Promoting Mental Wellbeing
Date: 21st November
Venue: S1, Alison Richard Building
The World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the prevelance of mental heath issues among the adults and children on a global scale. Recent research in the fields of human-robot interaction and social robotics have shown that robots have the potential to serve as novel and engaging tools to improive both physical and emptional wellbeing. In this talk I will present the recent explorations of the Cambridge Affective Intelligence and Robotics Lab in these areas and will illustrate the challenges and opportunities of social robotics for promoting wellbeing with a number of case studies, with insights for short- and long-term adaptation and perceptions and expectations of prospective users of robotic wellbeing coaches.