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As the world's elderly population continues to grow, so does the number of individuals diagnosed with cognitive impairments. It is estimated that 115 million people will have age-related memory loss by 2050 [1]. The number of older adults who have difficulties performing self-care and independent-living activities increases significantly with the prevalence(More)
In this paper we present the development of a novel multi-user human-robot interaction (HRI) system architecture to allow the social robot Tangy to autonomously plan, schedule and facilitate multi-user activities while considering the users' schedules. During scheduled activities, the robot is able to interact with a group of users by providing both(More)
Recent studies have shown that cognitive and social interventions are crucial to the overall health of older adults including their psychological, cognitive, and physical well-being. However, due to the rapidly growing elderly population of the world, the resources and people to provide these interventions is lacking. Our work focuses on the use of social(More)
Group-based recreational activities have shown to have a number of health benefits for people of all ages. The handful of social robots designed to facilitate such activities are currently only able to implement a priori known recreational activities that have been pre-programmed by human experts. Once deployed in their intended facility, these robots are(More)
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