Lessons from the MOnarCH Project

João Silva Sequeira, Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira


The paper describes the main conclusions issued from three years of development, of which approximately eighteen months of observations, of an autonomous social robot interacting with children and adults in the Pediatrics ward of an Oncological hospital. After this long period of trials and continuous interaction, the integration of the robot in that particular social environment can be considered highly successful. The results taken from all the long run experiments yield valuable lessons in what relates social acceptance and user experience to be considered in the case of robot deployment at institutions or even at households. These are detailed in the paper.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Sequeira J. and Ferreira I. (2016). Lessons from the MOnarCH Project . In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-198-4, pages 241-248. DOI: 10.5220/0005998102410248

in Bibtex Style

author={João Silva Sequeira and Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira},
title={Lessons from the MOnarCH Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - Lessons from the MOnarCH Project
SN - 978-989-758-198-4
AU - Sequeira J.
AU - Ferreira I.
PY - 2016
SP - 241
EP - 248
DO - 10.5220/0005998102410248