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Huggable Robot Befriends Girl in Hospital

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Published on Mar 30, 2015

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

Thanks to:
Personal Robots Group: M.I.T. Media Lab
Dan Stiehl
Kris Dos Santos
Luke Plummer
Sooyeon Jeong
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal http://media.mit.edu/people/cynthiab
Boston Children's Hospital research team http://bostonchildrenshospital.org :
Dr. Deirdre Logan
Suzanne Graca
Laurel Anderson
Honey Goodenough
Brianna O'Connell
Nicole Stenquist
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.

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