- 工学院大学研究報告 (ISSN:03685098)
- no.109, pp.139-142, 2010-10-30
People live in stress time with various problems: for examples, friendship, jobs and money. Therefore, it is thought that people should release the stress to keep the mind and body healthy, and to keep the life relaxed and wealthy. A robot therapy was utilized in this research to release the stress in such a daily life. In recent years, the robot therapy is attracting attention instead of animal therapy. The robot therapy is a psychotherapy by which a robot (such as pet robot and personal robot) is utilized to heal patient's mind. In this research, whether the effect of stress mitigation would be acquired by contact to a dinosaur type pet robot named "PLEO" or not will be investigated. First, shortened version of POMS on "Current feelings" is asked (about five minutes). Afterwards, subjects touch PLEO (about 15 minutes). Shortened version of POMS is asked again after touch and answer to the "Current feeling after begin to touch" and the questionnaire concerning PLEO (free description and selection type) are answered (about ten minutes). 77.4% of the subjects felt the pressures reduction by coming in touch with PLEO.