Knowing when to assist: Developmental issues in lifelong assistive robotics

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Title: Knowing when to assist: Developmental issues in lifelong assistive robotics
Authors: Demiris, Y
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Children and adults with sensorimotor disabilities can significantly increase their autonomy through the use of assistive robots. As the field progresses from short-term, task-specific solutions to long-term, adaptive ones, new challenges are emerging. In this paper a lifelong methodological approach is presented, that attempts to balance the immediate context-specific needs of the user, with the long-term effects that the robots assistance can potentially have on the users developmental trajectory.
Issue Date: 6-Sep-2009
ISSN: 1557-170X
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 3357
End Page: 3360
Journal / Book Title: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Copyright Statement: © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Conference Name: EMBC
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2009-09-03
Finish Date: 2009-09-06
Conference Place: Minneapolis, MN
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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