Robot nannies: Future or fiction?

Egon van den Broek

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    Even seemingly subtle changes can have a significant influence on children's development. Hence, when introducing robot nannies, this should be done with the utmost care. This commentary denotes some of the challenges robot nannies have to overcome, which are only briefly touched by Sharkey & Sharkey (2010), namely: taking into account child development (including interpersonal differences), providing robot nannies with senses, and taking context into account. Parallels are drawn with other branches of artificial intelligence, which illustrates the problems robot nannies have to face. This makes one wonder: robot nannies, future or fiction?
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1075/is.11.2.16van
    Pages (from-to)274-282
    Number of pages9
    JournalInteraction studies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • EWI-18222
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Sensors
    • child development
    • METIS-270944
    • IR-72483
    • Context
    • Robot nannies

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