Research and publications

An overview of research exploring the use of telepresence robots for children and young adults with long-term conditions, including social anxiety.

An evaluation of robot technology for 21 children and adolescents with muscular dystrophy

2020, Sofie Skoubo

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Danish Muscular Dystrophy Foundation purchased 21 robots. In a survey they conducted they found that 72% of the children and adolescents between 6-13 years have been able to participate more fully in school since using their robot.

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Experiences with 37 AV1 in school for conditions such as cancer, fatigue disorders and surgery-related absences

2020, Lars E.F. Johannessen and Marit Haldar

OsloMet’s study examines 37 children’s experiences with the communication robot AV1 in school. Use of the robot occurs in educational contexts ranging from kindergarten to high school, for conditions such as cancer, fatigue disorders and surgery-related absences. The study is based on 141 qualitative interviews.

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A qualitative study about how telepresence robots help school‐aged children with cancer to remain connected with their school classes during treatment

2020, Weibel M., Nielsen, M. K. F., Topperzer, M. K., Hammer, N. M., Møller, S. W., Schmiegelow, K., & Bækgaard Larsen, H.

A study from the Danish Rigshospitalet explores how four AV1 telepresence robots help school-aged children and adolescents with cancer to remain socially and academically connected with their school classes during cancer treatment.

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Mediating relatedness for nine adolescents with ME: Reducing isolation through minimal interactions with AV1

2019, Alma Culén and Jorun Børsting

A study from the University of Oslo demonstrates that AV1 was largely effective at mediating nine adolescents’ everyday experiences of relatedness, triggering productive new habits and social practices.

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Children’s perceptions of social robots: a study of the robots Pepper, AV1 and Tessa at Norwegian research fairs

2020, Søraa, R. A., Nyvoll, P. S., Grønvik, K. B., & Serrano, J. A.

A study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology finds that 90% of elementary school children aged 6-13 years (n=107) strongly agree/agree that AV1 looks cool and 74% strongly agree/agree that AV1 looks “cute”.

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