Designing robots for the elderly: appearance issue and beyond.

  title={Designing robots for the elderly: appearance issue and beyond.},
  author={Ya-Huei Wu and Christine Fassert and Anne-Sophie Rigaud},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={54 1},
This paper provides the results of three focus groups organized in the framework of the ROBADOM project, aiming at designing a service type assistive robot for the elderly with mild cognitive impairment living at home. The main objective of these focus groups was to give some recommendations to engineers in charge of the design of the robot's appearance. Results showed that although many humanoid robots were criticized by most participants, some small creative humanoid robots were appreciated… CONTINUE READING
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