Irene P. Encinar

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Robots have begun to assist elders and, in particular, patients suffering dementia. Many works have shown how robots can improve patients’ daily life. But non of these works aims to improve also the caregivers’ quality of life. The RobAlz project focuses on how social robots can assist Alzheimer’s Desease patients and their caregivers at home. This project(More)
Social robots during human-robot interaction have to follow certain behavioral norms. To improve the expressiveness of a robot, we focus this work on the visual non-verbal expressive capabilities. Our robot has been equipped with two eyes, two cheeks, a mouth, and a heart (some of them allowing expressive modes non existent in humans). Each one of these(More)
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