Session Type: Lecture (sequence of presentation with questions and answers)
Worldwide, much effort is spent on the development of robot systems for healthcare applications, and the first products are being used in practice. Much more is expected to come in the next few years. The growing numbers of people who need (long term) care and support and the need for cost containment in healthcare are important drivers for this development. But also without these drivers the development of robots for care would take place because robots can take over routine tasks of humans or can perform certain tasks better and more efficient that humans. The aim of the proposed series of four sessions is to present and discuss the state of the art in the field of care and assistive robots. The first session is about what robot systems are already available and what new systems are expected to become available in the next few years. The second session is about evaluation research in this field: what doe we know about the effects and impact of robots in care settings? In the third session the focus is on real life application of robots in care: what is being used in care practice and what are the experiences? Finally, in the fourth session the focus will be on standardization issues. These are becoming increasingly important because of the growing numbers of robots that are entering the market.
Session 1: New robot developments; what is there and what is coming?
Contact person: Isamu Kajitani, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tsukuba, Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial, Science and Technology (AIST)
Session 2: Evaluation research; effects and impact of care robots
Session 3: Real life use of robots in care; practical experiences
Session 4: Standardization
Contact person: Kunio Kurachi, email@example.com; Tokyo, Japan, Japan Assistive Products Association (JASPA)
Contact: Takenobu Inoue, Tokorozawa, Japan, Tokorozawa, Japan, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Contact: Luc de Witte, Sheffield, UK, University of Sheffield
Contact: Yoji Yamada, Furo-cho, Chikusaku, Nagoya, Japan, Nagoya University
Contact: Hirohisa Hirukawa, Tsukuba, Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial, Science and Technology (AIST)
Contact: Renzo Andrich, Milano, Italy, SIVA
Contact: Claire Huijnen, Heerlen, Netherlands, Zuyd University of applied sciences
Contact: Tony Prescott, Sheffield, UK, University of Sheffield
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The AAATE Conference will take place from Sept 13-14 2017 in Sheffield as part of the AAATE Congress.