ExCITE Project: A Review of Forty-two Months of Robotic Telepresence Technology Evolution

This article reports on the EU project ExCITE with specific focus on the technical development of the telepresence platform over a period of 42 months. The aim of the project was to assess the robustness and validity of the mobile robotic telepresence (MRP) system Giraff as a means to support elderly people and to foster their social interaction and participation. Embracing the idea of user-centered product refinement, the robot was tested over long periods of time in real homes. As such, the system development was driven by a strong involvement of elderly people and their caregivers but also by technical challenges associated with deploying the robot in real-world contexts. The results of the 42-months' long evaluation is a system suitable for use in homes rather than a generic system suitable, for example, in office environments.

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Articolo
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Orlandini
A.
Kristoffersson
Almquist
L.
Bjorkman
P.
Cesta
Cortellessa
G.
Galindo
C.
Gonzalez-Jimenez
J.
Gustafsson
K.
Kiselev
Loutfi
Melendez
F.
Nilsson
M.
Odens Hedman
Odontidou
E.
Ruiz-Sarmiento
J-R.
Scherlund
Tiberio
von Rump
S.
Coradeschi
Publisher: 
MIT Press,, Cambridge, MA , Stati Uniti d'America
Source: 
Presence (Camb. Mass.) 25 (2016): 204–221. doi:10.1162/PRES_a_00262
Date: 
2016
Resource Identifier: 
http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/366480
https://dx.doi.org/10.1162/PRES_a_00262
info:doi:10.1162/PRES_a_00262
Language: 
Eng
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