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Andy, the humanoid robot with diabetes

Administrative data

Project reference: MEDERI-Diabetes-Andy
Title: Andy, the humanoid robot with diabetes
Participating centers: Universitat Politècnica de València
Principal Investigator: Paco Blanes, Jorge Bondia
Funded by: Universitat Politècnica de València
Funding awarded:

Project sumary

This project integrates expertise in humanoid robotics and simulation of type 1 diabetes of the researchers at MEDERI Living Lab of the Institute ai2, resulting in Andy, a NAO robot with type 1 diabetes. The goal is the use of robotics technology as a generator of empathy in children with type 1 diabetes, who learn with a robot that suffers the same problems and faces the same decisions every day to manage his diabetes.


Universitat Politècnica de València:
  • Juan Francisco Blanes (coordinator)
  • Jorge Bondía
  • Joaquín Alcazar