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Improving Domiciliary Robotic Services by Integrating the ASTRO Robot in an AmI Infrastructure

  • Filippo CavalloEmail author
  • Michela Aquilano
  • Manuele Bonaccorsi
  • Raffaele Limosani
  • Alessandro Manzi
  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
  • Paolo Dario
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 94)

Abstract

This work describes the ECHORD Experiment ASTROMOBILE, a project aimed to design, develop and test a system for favourable independent living, improved quality of life and efficiency of care for senior citizens in domestic environments. The system, composed of a mobile robotic platform (called ASTRO) and an Ambient Intelligent Infrastructure that actively cooperated between them and with the end-user, was designed and implemented with a user-centred design approach, involving different stakeholders. The system was designed to deliver services to users, like drug delivery, stand support, reminding, info-entertainment. The design took advantages of the integration of robotic platforms with smart environments, to provide to users higher quality and localization based services. Senior end-users were involved in the experimentation of the system in the DomoCasa Living Lab and feedbacks were gathered for the technology assessment. Particularly, this paper demonstrates the general feasibility of the ASTROMOBILE system and thanks to users feedbacks its acceptability and usability.

Keywords

Companion robot ambient assisted living autonomous robot smart environment ambient intelligence user localization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filippo Cavallo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michela Aquilano
    • 1
  • Manuele Bonaccorsi
    • 1
  • Raffaele Limosani
    • 1
  • Alessandro Manzi
    • 1
  • Maria Chiara Carrozza
    • 1
  • Paolo Dario
    • 1
  1. 1.The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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