Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Fri, 2015-01-16 18:34
This document describes the final evaluation of the Accompany computational memory architecture described in deliverables D3.2 and D3.3 and implemented on the Care-O-Bot3®, the companion robot in the ACCOMPANY project. We report on two areas of formative evaluation of the architecture relevant to the aims of Accompany. The first is the evaluation of the robot teaching and learning components and the second is the evaluation of the visual episodic memory component.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Fri, 2015-01-16 18:24
This document describes the work carried out in WP2, Task 2.3: ‚Empathic behaviour and robot expressiveness‛, providing a conceptual framework for social and empathic behaviour for robot companion. The framework is articulated as a theoretical and design exploration through the development of prototype behaviour that have been implemented in the Care-O-bot platform. The design process was incremental and evolved
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Fri, 2015-01-16 18:17
The first work package (WP1) in the Accompany project deals with the need of users and their preferences regarding the functionality of the robot. The work conducted in WP1 focussed on detailing all aspects of the scenario in order for the development of the system to stay on target. Therefore, different user groups and experts were consulted. The user groups included elderly who are challenged in their independence and the care providers who are currently coping with these challenges and have expertise in solving the occurring problems on a day to day basis.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Wed, 2014-11-12 16:46
Our latest ACCOMPANY project video is now available on Youtube (link below)
Robot companions integrated with intelligent environments can facilitate independent living of the elderly at home. Using the robotic home assistant Care-O-bot 3, the ACCOMPANY project develops new solutions for providing services in a motivating and socially acceptable manner.
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Sun, 2014-11-09 00:00
Main author: Joe Saunders
Assistive Technology Research Series,Volume 33: Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice ,AAATE 2013 (Assoc. Advancement Assisted Tech. Europe)
Submitted by Sinead Gorham on Tue, 2014-08-05 18:16
Authors:Heather Draper1, Tom Sorell2, Sandra Bedaf3, Dag Sverre Syrdal4, Carolina Gutierrez-Ruiz5, Alexandre Duclos5 and Farshid Amirabdollahian4
Conference: International Conference on Social Robotics 27th - 29th October 2014, Sydney, Au.