Human-Robot Interaction Research to Improve Quality of Life in Elder Care - An Approach and Issues
Broadbent, E; Jayawardena, Chandimal; Kerse, N.; Stafford, Rhyll; MacDonald, B. A.
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Citation:Broadbent, E., Jayawardena, C., Stafford , R. Q., and MacDonald, B. A. (2011). Human-robot interaction research to improve quality of life in elder care - An approach and issues. In Human-Robot Interaction in Elder Care: Papers from the 2011 AAAI Workshop. WS-11-12 : 13-19
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This paper describes a program of research that aims to develop and test healthcare robots for elder care. We describe the aims of the project, the robots developed, and studies we have performed in HRI in elder care. We highlight research design issues that have become apparent in the retirement home setting when testing robots. These issues are relevant to robotics researchers wishing to evaluate the effects of robotic care on older people’s quality of life.