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Research participants wanted: Application of social robots in psychological practices

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University of Waterloo: Invitation to Participate in a Research Study for Manitoba Psychological Society Members

The Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) at the University of Waterloo is inviting you to participate in a study investigating practitioners’ outlook towards the potential application of social robots in psychological practices. In this study, you will be asked to complete a three-part online questionnaire. The whole process should take approximately 40-45 minutes of your time. Your participation will be extremely valuable for informing the future design of social robots and ensuring that the potential of social robots is maximized to benefit both the treatment providers and recipients.

To participate in this study, you must be a mental healthcare provider registered in one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies of psychology in Canada and 18 years of age or older. Please note that participation in this study is voluntary. Your responses will be anonymized and your contact information (i.e., email address) will be kept confidential. 

By participating in this study, you will have the opportunity to enter yourself in a draw for an Amazon Gift Card, valued at $100. 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please use the URL stated below:

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board. If you would like further information about the study or have any other questions, please contact

Best Regards, 

Garima Gupta, Shruti Chandra, Moojan Ghafurian, Samira Rasouli, Charlotte Aitken, Elizabeth Nilsen, Kerstin Dautenhahn

Social Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL)
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario 
Canada, N2L 3G1