Robots for the psychological wellbeing of the elderly

Jorge Gallego Pérez, Manja Lohse, Vanessa Evers

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    Abstract

    The present paper examines the potential robots may have to motivate and support elderly people psychologically. Two short- and long-term research scenarios are proposed where a robot interacts with an elderly person offering psychological support. We describe one experiment that was carried out probing the short-term scenario. Another study currently under development is also presented, which is based on the long-term scenario. The two scenarios have advantages and disadvantages and appear as complementary to each other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2014
    EventHRI 2014 Workshop on Socially Assistive Robots for the Aging Population: Are we trapped in Stereotypes? - Bielefeld, Germany
    Duration: 3 Mar 20143 Mar 2014

    Workshop

    WorkshopHRI 2014 Workshop on Socially Assistive Robots for the Aging Population
    CountryGermany
    CityBielefeld
    Period3/03/143/03/14

    Keywords

    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Elderly people
    • Social robots
    • Psychological wellbeing
    • Care robots
    • Assistive robots

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