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Health, Engineering, Art, Robots & Technology (HEART)

Health, Engineering, Art, Robots & Technology (HEART)

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:

  1. to develop a socially assistive robot that is capable of collaborative drawing with mental health patients and
  2. 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.

More information

Watch a video presentation of the HEART project:

Read the paper: Towards Creative Applications for Socially Assistive Robots (pdf)

See also: Kan mennesker få det bedre af at tegne sammen med en robot?

Contact

Elizabeth Jochum, tlf.: 9940 7390, e-mail: jochum@hum.aau.dk