Multidisciplinary approach for developing a new robotic system for domiciliary assistance to elderly people

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M. Bonaccorsi, I. Mannari, M. C. Carrozza, P. Dario
2011 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
This paper aims to show the effectiveness of a (inter / multi)disciplinary team, based on the technology developers, elderly care organizations, and designers, in developing the ASTRO robotic system for domiciliary assistance to elderly people. The main issues presented in this work concern the improvement of robot's behavior by means of a smart sensor network able to share information with the robot for localization and navigation, and the design of the robot's appearance and functionalities
more » ... d functionalities by means of a substantial analysis of users' requirements and attitude to robotic technology to improve acceptability and usability.
doi:10.1109/iembs.2011.6091318 pmid:22255541 dblp:conf/embc/CavalloABMCR11 fatcat:x3w5ozbeozdizlsyitwqwgzbli