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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
In this paper we integrate a humanoid robot with a powered wheelchair with the aim of lowering the cognitive requirements needed for powered mobility. We propose two roles for this companion: pointing out obstacles and giving directions. We show that children enjoyed driving with the humanoid companion by their side during a field-trial in an uncontrolled environment. Moreover, we present the results of a driving experiment for adults where the companion acted as a driving aid and conclude thatdoi:10.1007/978-3-319-02675-6_43 fatcat:r5zorl22kreytni3yaz4njp6pa