ACCOMPANY: ACceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years: multidimensional aspects of human-system interactions

Farshid Amirabdollahian, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Sandra Bedaf, Richard Bormann, Heather Draper, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Vanessa Evers, Carolina Gutierrez Ruiz, David Hewson, Iolanda Iacono, Kheng Lee Koay, Ben Krose, Patrizia Marti, Helene Prevot-Huille, Ulrich Reiser, Joe Saunders, Tom Sorell, Kerstin Dautenhahn

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Abstract

With changes in life expectancy across the world, technologies enhancing well-being of individuals, specifically for older people, are subject to a new stream of research and development. In this paper we present the ACCOMPANY project, a pan-European project which focuses on home companion technologies. The projects aims to progress beyond the state of the art in multiple areas such as empathic and social human-robot interaction, robot learning and memory visualisation, monitoring persons and chores at home, and technological integration of these multiple approaches on an existing robotic platform, Care-O-Bot®3 and in the context of a smart-home environment utilising a multitude of sensor arrays. The resulting prototype from integrating these developments undergoes multiple formative cycles and a summative evaluation cycle towards identifying acceptable behaviours and roles for the robot for example role as a butler or a trainer. Furthermore, the evaluation activities will use an evaluation grid in order to assess achievement of the identified user requirements, formulated in form of distinct scenarios. Finally, the project considers ethical concerns and by highlighting principles such as autonomy, independence, enablement, safety and privacy, it embarks on providing a discussion medium where user views on these principles and the existing tension between some of these principles for example tension between privacy and autonomy over safety, can be captured and considered in design cycles and throughout project developments.
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Title of host publicationThe 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI 2013)
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages570-577
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5635-0
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StatePublished - 6 Jun 2013

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ISSN (Print)2158-2246

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Robot learning
Human robot interaction
Sensor arrays
Robotics
Visualization
Robots
Monitoring

Keywords

  • EWI-23896
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • METIS-300121
  • Social Robotics
  • IR-88334
  • elderly care technology

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Amirabdollahian, F., op den Akker, H. J. A., Bedaf, S., Bormann, R., Draper, H., Gelderblom, G. J., ... Dautenhahn, K. (2013). ACCOMPANY: ACceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years: multidimensional aspects of human-system interactions. In The 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI 2013) (pp. 570-577). USA: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/HSI.2013.6577882

Amirabdollahian, Farshid; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Bedaf, Sandra; Bormann, Richard; Draper, Heather; Gelderblom, Gert Jan; Evers, Vanessa; Gutierrez Ruiz, Carolina; Hewson, David; Iacono, Iolanda; Koay, Kheng Lee; Krose, Ben; Marti, Patrizia; Prevot-Huille, Helene; Reiser, Ulrich; Saunders, Joe; Sorell, Tom; Dautenhahn, Kerstin / ACCOMPANY: ACceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years: multidimensional aspects of human-system interactions.

The 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI 2013). USA : IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 570-577.

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Amirabdollahian F, op den Akker HJA, Bedaf S, Bormann R, Draper H, Gelderblom GJ et al. ACCOMPANY: ACceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years: multidimensional aspects of human-system interactions. In The 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI 2013). USA: IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 570-577. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/HSI.2013.6577882