Cognitive Robotics in the RoboCare ProjectBy Bahadori, S.; Grisetti, G.; Iocchi, L.; Leone, G.R.; Nardi, D.; 2003 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, pp. 139-140
Publication Date: May 2004
Paper discusses the RoboCare Project, which aims to investigate how advanced technology can be utilized in order to support independent living among older adults and people with disabilities. The goal of the RoboCare project is to develop a cognitive robotic system that can effectively contribute to the care of older adults in either a healthcare or a domestic environment. The researchers are focused on six main functional goals for the system: (1) to provide a system of reminders for meals, medications, etc.; (2) to provide entertainment by having the ability to read the news, play chess, etc.; (3) to transport items, such as retrieving a cup of coffee from a coffee machine; (4) to examine household appliances to see if they have been left on or off; (5) to determine the inhabitants’ whereabouts; and (6) to provide escorting capabilities by accompanying residents on walks. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging (RERC-Tech-Aging) (Website:http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/centers/rerc.htm)
Link to text: http://icadi.phhp.ufl.edu/2003/presentation.php?PresID=92