Role of Social Robots in Everyday Support and Companionship for Older Adults

Matilde Pinto Vicente


Supervised by Carolina Fuentes Toro; Moderated by Juan Hernandez Vega

Currently, the development of robots for supporting older adults focuses on health care, medicine reminders, coaching for physical activity, and social interaction among others. It is expected that robots would support older adults to live independently for longer and many opportunities for supporting small everyday tasks emerge. This project aims to explore how a robot can support older adults with everyday tasks, and in particular cooking tasks. Based on a review of existing literature, the project will inform the design of interactions with Pepper to support older adults with cooking tasks using Choregraphe.

Final Report (07/10/2023) [Zip Archive]

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