Working closely with the Nordjysk Center for Kultur og Sundhed (NOCKS) and Aalborg Kommune’s Kulturvitaminer program, we will develop a socially assistive robot designed to increase motivation and strengthen mental health through collaborative drawing and painting. Participants enrolled in Kulturvitaminer will participate in a series of workshops and interventions conducted by robotics researchers at the Human-Robot Interaction Lab at Aalborg University in collaboration with a professional artist. The project goal is twofold:
- to develop a socially assistive robot that is capable of collaborative drawing with mental health patients and
- to develop, implement, and promote new arts and cultural activities designed to strengthen mental health and improve well-being through increased confidence, communication and social skills.
The project is supported by Helsefonden.
Watch a video presentation of the HEART project:
Read the paper: Towards Creative Applications for Socially Assistive Robots (pdf)
Elizabeth Jochum, tlf.: 9940 7390, e-mail: email@example.com