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Co-Design of Assistive Robotics with Additive Manufacturing and Cyber-Physical Modularity to Improve Trust

  title={Co-Design of Assistive Robotics with Additive Manufacturing and Cyber-Physical Modularity to Improve Trust},
  author={A. Colle and Ronnie Smith and Scott MacLeod and Mauro Dragone},
Robotics and automation have the potential to significantly improve quality of life for people with assistive needs and their carers. Adoption of such technologies at this point in time is far from widespread. This paper presents a novel approach to the design of highly customisable robotic concepts, embracing modularity and a co-design process to increase the involvement of end-users in the development life cycle. We discuss this process within the context of an elderly care use case. Using… Expand

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