Encyclopedia of Robotics

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Social Human-Robot Interaction

  • Tony BelpaemeEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41610-1_31-1


Social robot; Social robotics

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Robotics and Neural SystemsUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  2. 2.IDLab – imecUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jee-Hwan Ryu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringKorea University of Technology & EducationCheon-AnRepublic of Korea