Expression-rich communication through a squeezable device

Authors: Marti,P
Conference: BioRob 2014, August 12-15, 2014 São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: to be added

A Two-layered Approach to Recognize High-level Human Activities

Authors: Hu, Ninghang and Englebienne, Gwenn and Krose, Ben
Conference: ROMAN 2014, 25-29th August, Edinburgh, UK
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Deliverable 4.4 Data fusion and activity recognition in household chores

This deliverable reports on the data fusion and the activity recognition in household chores in WP4 of the ACCOMPANY project.

What asking potential users about ethical values adds to our understanding of an ethical framework for social robots for older people

Authors: Heather Draper1, Tom Sorell2, Sandra Bedaf3 Christina Gutierrez Ruiz4, Hagen Lehmann5, Michael Hervé4, Gert Jan Gelderblom3, Kerstin Dautenhahn5 and Farshid Amirabdollahian5

AISB50 2014, 4th April 2014, London, UK

Robot carers, ethics, and older people

Authors: Tom Sorell, Heather Draper
Ethics and Information Technology, March 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10676-014-9344-7


Two papers accepted at ICRA 2014

Our two recent works have been accepted at International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014).

Learning Latent Structure for Activity Recognition
Authors: Ninghang Hu, Gwenn Englebienne, Zhongyu Lou, Ben Kröse
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Deliverable 6.1 Robot Roles, Personality and Interaction Behaviours

The proportion of elderly in European societies keeps rising. Assistive technology (AT) in general and assistive robotics in particular may help to address the resulting increasing need for care taking. In the following, we present first research that has been conducted in the EU FP7 project ACCOMPANY aiming to develop an assistive robot that, as part of an intelligent home environment, will be able to support independent living of elderly people in their own homes.

Deliverable 3.3 First design and technical implementation of computational memory architecture

This document provides details of the implementation and design details of the initial computational memory architecture that has been implemented on the Care-O-Bot3® , the companion robot in the ACCOMPANY project.

We report on two major aspects of the proposed Care-O-Bot3® memory model which have been developed: the Semantic and Procedural Memory supporting the environmental ontology associated with the robot’s environment and the behavioural control and scheduling mechanisms that allow for behaviour creation and execution on the robot.

Deliverable 2.2 Low-fidelity prototypes and mock-ups for perceptual crossing

This document describes the work carried out in WP2, Task 2.2: Perceptual Crossing for interaction design. It is articulated in two main parts. Part A presents the theoretical background of perceptual crossing, how the framework guided the research in ACCOMPANY, our objectives in pushing the state of art, and four scenarios that bridge the theory and find application within the project.
Part B contains the actual implementation of the four scenarios and a preliminary evaluation carried out to fine tune the scenario implementation.

Deliverable 1.4 Phase two scenarios

The scenarios developed in the ACCOMPANY project as reported in deliverable 1.3 were used to steer technology development in the project year 2. A functional scenario 1 was demonstrated by the end of year 1 and project development continued by realising scenario 2. The functioning scenario 2 has been located at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. During the realisation of the scenario the elements developed in the technical work-packages have been integrated.


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