COCO - The therapy robot

Katharina Tran Phuc, Christoph Busch, Tosten Racky, Claudia Söller-Eckert, Florian Roth, Mara Pilz, Iris Wegmann, Katharina Horst

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This paper describes the idea of Coco, a therapeutic robot designed for elderly people in nursing homes or other care facilities. It includes a description of the conducted research, followed by the concept of the prototype which was implemented and successfully tested by a focus group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450302289
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


  • Ageing population
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Interaction design
  • Therapeutic robot
  • User experience design
  • User-centered design
  • Visual system design


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