Stockholm psychologist creates “depressed robot” for psychotherapy training

September 29, 2023

– Furhat Robotics and psychologist Robert Johansson have partnered to create a robot which simulates a depressed patient– Robert’s vision is to create several “standardized robot patients” that can be used to practice psychotherapy in a safe and gradual wayPlease allow cookies to watch this video. Psychotherapy is frequently one of the first forms of treatment patients meet – but it is also a notoriously hard discipline to practice and perfect due to a lack of “standardized patients”, i.e. Robert Johansson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Stockholm University, and Furhat Robotics have developed a robot which simulates a depressed patient and can be used for safe, standardized psychotherapy training. In addition, Furhat Robotics have published a video that gives more details about the partnership. Furhat is the perfect robot for this purpose as it triggers your attachment system in a way no other form of technology can.” About Furhat Robotics: Furhat Robotics is a Conversational AI and Social Robotics startup that has developed the world’s most advanced social robotics platform.

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