Socially Assistive Robotics

Introducing CARESSER: a framework for in situ learning robot social assistance from expert knowledge and demonstrations

Socially assistive robots have the potential to augment and enhance therapist’s effectiveness in repetitive tasks such as cognitive therapies. However, their contribution has generally been limited as domain experts have not been fully involved in …

Cognitive System Framework for Brain-Training Exercise based on Human-Robot Interaction

Every 3 seconds someone develops dementia worldwide.Brain-training exercises, preferably involving also physical activity, have shown their potential to monitor and improve the brain function of people affected by Alzheimer Disease (AD) or Mild …

Robot interaction adaptation for healthcare assistance

Assitive robotics is one of the big players in the technological revolution we are living in. Expectations are extremely high but the reality is a bit more modest. We present here two realistic initiatives towards the introduction of assistive robots …