There was a minor flurry of media activity a week or so ago concerning the ALIZ-E project, just after the university put out a press release:
-> "Robot Companions to Befriend Sick Kids at European Hospital" in the IEEE Spectrum magazine.
-> "Cyber Sensitive: Therapeutic Buddy Bots Get Emotional" in Scientific American.
-> And a bit closer to home, is "Robots developed in Plymouth to befriend sick children" on the BBC Devon News website.
In a somewhat surreal event, we were also invited for a radio interview, in which our Nao robot was a speaking guest!
There seems to be a common picture with all of these stories (probably because it appears on the ALIZ-E project homepage) - at least it's a good one :-)