Social Robots to Deliver Behaviour Change Programs
Abstract: This talk will discuss work related to designing and implementing a social robot as a psychotherapist to talk to people about health behaviour change. This includes the process of creating a new psychotherapeutic intervention that could be delivered by a social robot, and testing the intervention on an adult and adolescent sample, including discussing the advantages and challenges of running social robot research in a healthcare context.
Bio: Nicole Robinson is a Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests involves understanding and replicating complex behaviours into agents and robotic systems using human-like decision making, reasoning and approaches to goals and tasks. She has previously conducted research in the healthcare field, including the translation of a psychotherapeutic program to be delivered by a social robot.