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dc.contributor.authorJayawardena, Chandimal
dc.contributor.authorKuo, I-Han
dc.contributor.authorSarrafzadeh, Hossein
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-11T22:02:53Z
dc.date.available2015-08-11T22:02:53Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2967
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design of the socially assistive companion robotic wheelchair named RoboChair. Unlike in most current companion robotics projects, the approach of RoboChair is not to build a completely new robotic device. Instead, the focus of the RoboChair project is to convert an already useful device (i.e. wheelchair) to a socially assistive companion robot. The authors argue that there are number of advantages in this approach. The proposed robotic chair is a mobile robot that can carry a person. It is equipped with several measuring devices for measuring vital signs. The robot chair is capable of engaging users with interactive dialogs through a touch screen and by using human-robot interaction techniques. It has a scalable modular software architecture so that adding new hardware and software modules is straightforward. The software frame- work is based on Robot Operating System (ROS) open source robotic middleware.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society + Engineering in Medicine and Biology Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ieee-ras.org/en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.embs.org/en_NZ
dc.subjectRoboChairen_NZ
dc.subjectrobotic chairsen_NZ
dc.subjectwheel chairsen_NZ
dc.subjectsocially assistive roboticsen_NZ
dc.subjectprogrammingen_NZ
dc.subjectlay peopleen_NZ
dc.titleAn Alternative Approach for Developing Socially Assistive Robotsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderIEEE Robotics and Automation Society + Engineering in Medicine and Biology Societyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Roboticsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJayawardena, C., Kuo, I., and Sarrafzadeh, A. (2014). An Alternative Approach for Developing Socially Assistive Robots. IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2014)(Ed.), August 12-15, 2014 São Paulo, Brazilen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleIEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2014)en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleIEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2014)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgIEEE Robotics and Automation Society + Engineering in Medicine and Biology Societyen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationSão Paulo, Brazilen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2014-08-12
unitec.conference.edate2014-08-15
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms56160en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms56579
unitec.institution.studyareaComputing


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