Meet Huggable—an app-controlled robot designed by the MIT Media Lab. Created to help young patients fight cancer, Huggable is operated by an expert Child Life Specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital.
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Huggable Robot Befriends Girl in Hospital
Personal Robots Group: M.I.T. Media Lab
Kris Dos Santos
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal http://media.mit.edu/people/cynthiab
Boston Children’s Hospital research team http://bostonchildrenshospital.org :
Dr. Deirdre Logan
Dr. Peter Weinstock http://simpeds.org
The Huggable Robot was developed by the MIT Media Lab and is currently
part of a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital evaluating whether
the robot can help relieve children’s anxiety in the hospital.