Steward Robot for Human-Friendly Assistive Home EnvironmentBy Bien, Z. Zenn; Lee, Hyong-Euk; Kim, Young-Min; Kim, Yong-Hwi; Jung, Jin-Woo; Park, Kwang-Hyun ; Promoting Independence for Older Persons With Disabilities: Selected Papers from the 2006 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Vol. 18, pp. 75-84
Publication Date: 2006
Paper focuses on the development of a prototype robot system designed to facilitate independent living for older adults or people with disabilities. The robot, called Joseph, was created to serve as an interface between a resident and an assistive smart home environment. Two Joseph models are discussed in this paper: (1) a virtual software model, and (2) a hardware model. The virtual Joseph model consists of a virtual three-dimensional avatar, while the hardware model, which was in development at the time the paper was written, is being designed to facilitate the operation of home applications, including the virtual avatar. A thorough technological evaluation of each system is presented. This paper was written by researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Human-Friendly Welfare Robot System Research Center of Yuseong-Gu in Daejeon, Korea.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number R08809