Robots to motivate elderly people: present and future challenges

J. Gallego Pérez, M. Lohse, V. Evers

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    Abstract

    In this paper we argue for the development of new methodological approaches to create and evaluate robots for elderly-care, which offer support for the psychological determinants of the quality of life of elderly people. Relevant determinants, such as mood, self-efficacy and happiness are discussed in this paper in relation to older people. We offer an overview of previous work on robots offering psychological support and analyse the various methodological challenges in studying the effects of motivational and psycho-therapeutic robots on elderly people's psychological well-being.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2013
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages685-690
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0509-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2013
    Event2013 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2013 - Gyeongju Hilton Hotel, Gyengju, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 22

    Publication series

    NameIEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Volume2013
    ISSN (Print)1944-9445
    ISSN (Electronic)1944-9437

    Conference

    Conference2013 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2013
    Abbreviated titleRO-MAN
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CityGyengju
    Period26/08/1329/08/13

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