Social Robots to Deliver Behaviour Change Programs
Nicole Robinson is a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology. Her research goals involve discovering how innovative technology, including social robots, can be used as a healthcare tool to help improve people’s health and well-being.
Nicole’s main interest areas include the use of web and smartphone-based applications, virtual reality, digital avatars, software agents and a specialty focus on humanoid robots to help encourage people to create and live healthy lifestyle behaviours.
She is currently conducting research in the area of humanoid robots and their ability to deliver a health intervention. Her research involves using a small humanoid robot (NAO Robot) to autonomously deliver a new version of the motivational interview developed in association with Professor David Kavanagh.