An informationally structured room for robotic assistance

Tsuji, Tokuo, Martinez Mozos, Oscar, Chae, Hyunuk , Pyo, Yoonseok, Kusaka, Kazuya, Hasegawa, Tsutomu, Morooka, Kenichi and Kurazume, Ryo (2015) An informationally structured room for robotic assistance. Sensors, 15 (4). pp. 9438-9465. ISSN 1424-8220

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The application of assistive technologies for elderly people is one of the most promising and interesting scenarios for intelligent technologies in the present and near future. Moreover, the improvement of the quality of life for the elderly is one of the first priorities in modern countries and societies. In this work, we present an informationally structured room that is aimed at supporting the daily life activities of elderly people. This room integrates different sensor modalities in a natural and non-invasive way inside the environment. The information gathered by the sensors is processed and sent to a centralized management system, which makes it available to a service robot assisting the people. One important restriction of our intelligent room is reducing as much as possible any interference with daily activities. Finally, this paper presents several experiments and situations using our intelligent environment in cooperation with our service robot. © 2015 by the authors.

Additional Information:This article belongs to the Special Issue HCI In Smart Environments
Keywords:Automation, Intelligent buildings, Intelligent robots, Mobile robots, Robotics, Ambient intelligence, Assistive technology, Distributed sensor, Intelligent sensors, Service robotics, Smart homes, Information management, JCOpen
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
H Engineering > H671 Robotics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:29 May 2015 11:21

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