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Can a Service Robot Which Supports Independent Living of Older People Disobey a Command? The Views of Older People, Informal Carers and Professional Caregivers on the Acceptability of Robots
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Sustaining independent living for elderly people in their own homes is desirable for various reasons. Expand
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Overview and Categorization of Robots Supporting Independent Living of Elderly People: What Activities Do They Support and How Far Have They Developed
Over the past decades, many robots for the elderly have been developed, supporting different activities of elderly people. A systematic review in four scientific literature databases and a search inExpand
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Which activities threaten independent living of elderly when becoming problematic: inspiration for meaningful service robot functionality
Abstract Purpose: In light of the increasing elderly population and the growing demand for home care, the potential of robot support is given increasing attention. In this paper, an inventory ofExpand
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Ethical Dimensions of Human-Robot Interactions in the Care of Older People: Insights from 21 Focus Groups Convened in the UK, France and the Netherlands
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We briefly report the method and four findings of a large-scale qualitative study of potential users’ views on the ethical values that should govern the design and programming of social robots for older people. Expand
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A multi-perspective evaluation of a service robot for seniors: the voice of different stakeholders
Abstract Purpose: The potential of service robots for seniors is given increasing attention as the ageing population in Western countries will continue to grow as well as the demand for home care. InExpand
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Assistive technology design and development for acceptable robotics companions for ageing years
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The ACCOMPANY project focuses on home companion technologies and issues surrounding technology development for assistive purposes. Expand
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Accompany: Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNG Years — Multidimensional aspects of human-system interactions
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We present the ACCOMPANY project, a pan-European project which focuses on home companion technologies. Expand
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What Should a Robot do for you? - Evaluating the Needs of the Elderly in the UK
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The increasing interest in the use of robotic assistive technologies in elderly care for the UK makes it necessary for roboticists to evaluate the needs, problems and demands of possible end-users of such technologies. Expand
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Selecting services for a service robot: Evaluating the problematic activities threatening the independence of elderly persons
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Sustaining independent living for the elderly is desirable both for the individual as well as for societies as a whole. Expand
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What are the preferred characteristics of a service robot for the elderly? A multi-country focus group study with older adults and caregivers
ABSTRACT This multi-perspective study focuses on how a service robot for the elderly should behave when interacting with potential users. An existing service robot and a scenario were used as aExpand
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