Lifelong robot-assisted mobility: models, tools, and challenges

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Title: Lifelong robot-assisted mobility: models, tools, and challenges
Authors: Demiris, Y
Carlson, T
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Increasing the autonomy of users with disabilities through robot-assisted mobility has the potential of facilitating their sensorimotor and social development, as well as reducing the burden of caring for such populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. While techniques for task-specific assistance exist, they are largely focused on satisfying short- term goals, utilising stationary user models. For lifelong users and particularly for those with rapidly changing sensorimotor skills (for example very young children), adaptive models that take into consideration these developmental trajectories are becoming very important. In this paper, we present our approach to lifelong user models for robot-assisted mobility, and discuss existing models and tools, as well as challenges that remain ahead.
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2009
ISBN: 978 1 84919 121 0
Publisher: IET
Copyright Statement: © 2009 IET. This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in (Journal name) and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.
Conference Name: IET Conference on Assisted Living 2009
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2009-03-24
Finish Date: 2009-03-25
Conference Place: London, UK
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