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  • Beyond Patting: The Role of Attention in Expanding the Human-Pet Robot Relationship

    Claire D’Este

    Chapter from the book: International Conference in Social Robotics, . 2014. Workshops in International Conference on Social Robotics.

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    Companion animals can provide a sense of social support to isolated people, including the aged, providing physiological and psychological benefits. Although pet-like robots have been developed they have focused on patting response behaviours which represent only a small part of the human-pet relationship. In this paper we explore aspects of human-pet robot interactions that might benefit from the application of attention models; including feelings of shared experience, dependence, constant availability, and non-judgemental support.

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    D’Este, C. 2014. Beyond Patting: The Role of Attention in Expanding the Human-Pet Robot Relationship. In: International Conference in Social Robotics, (ed.), Workshops in International Conference on Social Robotics. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/aad.c
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    Published on Jan. 1, 2014

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