Towards the Deployment of a Social Robot at an Elderly Day Care Facility

Sara Cooper, Raquel Ros

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Life expectancy is increasing with time, and with it, more support is needed to provide care for the elderly. Social robots may in this context support with therapy, monitoring or entertainment activities. This paper describes current work on deploying our social robot ARI at an elderly day care centre focused on promoting engagement in the routines carried out at the centre. By using a user-centred design approach, the paper presents the prototype development process of three activities and their initial validation in a 2-day pilot study. The preliminary results highlight an increasing responsive behaviour of the elderly towards the robot on day 2 compared to day 1 in one of the activities. In contrast, in a second activity, the robot was mostly ignored, suggesting that further work must be done in terms of attracting the attention of the user, and not giving for granted that the mere presence of a robot will suffice to trigger curiosity towards initiating interactions.

Idioma originalAnglès
Títol de la publicacióSocial Robotics - 14th International Conference, ICSR 2022, Proceedings
EditorsFilippo Cavallo, John-John Cabibihan, Laura Fiorini, Alessandra Sorrentino, Hongsheng He, Xiaorui Liu, Yoshio Matsumoto, Shuzhi Sam Ge
EditorSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Nombre de pàgines11
ISBN (imprès)9783031246692
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2022
Publicat externament
Esdeveniment14th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2022 - Florence, Italy
Durada: 13 de des. 202216 de des. 2022

Sèrie de publicacions

NomLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volum13818 LNAI
ISSN (imprès)0302-9743
ISSN (electrònic)1611-3349


Conferència14th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2022


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