Published on in Vol 21, No 5 (2019): May

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Psychosocial Health Interventions by Social Robots: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Psychosocial Health Interventions by Social Robots: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Psychosocial Health Interventions by Social Robots: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials


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