Japanese interest in the DREAM project
The University of Skövde is today hosting visitors from Japan. The focus is on human-robot interaction research and the DREAM project.
DREAM is an EC-funded project that will deliver the next generation robot-enhanced therapy (RET) for children with autism. It develops clinically relevant interactive capacities for social robots that can operate autonomously for limited periods under the supervision of a psychotherapist.
The visitors - Hideshi Suzuki, Vice President of the Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna regional parliaments and Mitsuro Hanaue, Director of General Affairs Division at the Regional Parliament's administration - meet with Erik Billing and Paul Hemeren, both researchers at the School of Informatics, at the University of Skövde.
- For us, this visit is a confirmation of the international interest in our research in human-robot interaction, especially for the DREAM project where the development of robotics can help children with autism. Human-robot interaction is a large area of research in Japan and therefore the visitors are interested in what we do here at the University of Skövde, says Paul Hemeren.
Read more about the DREAM project.