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For whom are we keeping our distance?

Social distance is one of the basic rules set by the government to counter the spread of the corona virus, but how can we motivate people to actually keep their distance from others? At Utrecht University, Denise de Ridder studies the combined effect of a social robot, videos of students showing how they keep their distance and asking students and staff to write down for whom they keep their distance. To measure the effectiveness of the campaign, cameras are used to see how much distance people keep from each other. Read more here.