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Prescribing a robot ‘intervention’!

As our world struggles with mental health and substance use disorders affecting 970 million people and counting (according to 2017 figures), the time is ripe for meaningful social robot ‘interventions’. That’s the call by Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Research Fellow Nicole Robinson – a roboticist with expertise in psychology and health – as detailed in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).Having led Australia’s first study into the positive impact of social robot interventio...

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Winter is here!

Have you had your flu vaccination? https://www.roboticvision.org/wp-content/uploads/Flu-Vaccination-Final.mp4  The social robotics team at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision believes robots like Pepper can play an important role educating people about public health. In 2018, the Centre supported an Australia-first trial of a Pepper robot at Townsville Hospital and Health Service. One of Pepper’s roles involved talking to people at the hospital about the importance of getting v...

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A fine Fellow indeed!

Academy of Science awards Centre Director top honour Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Director Peter Corke’s visionary contribution to advancing the capabilities of robots – able to ‘see’ and ‘understand’ like humans – has earned him Australia’s top honour as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.On Tuesday (28 May 2019), Distinguished Professor Corke steps up among 22 scientists from across Australia for formal admission as Academy Fellows during Science at the Shine Dome in Canbe...

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