This article describes aspects of a fully implemented artificial intelligence (AI) system that integrates multiple intelligent components to actively assist an elderly person at home. Specifically, we describe how constraint-based scheduling technology is used to actively monitor a pattern of activities executed by the person and how detected temporal constraint violations are used to trigger meaningful and contextualized proactive interactions. This article also presents a psychological evaluation of the system focusing on elderly people's attitudes, in which system acceptability, perceived utility, interaction modality, and emotional response are considered.
Monitoring Older People with the RoboCare Domestic Environment: Interaction Synthesis and User Evaluation
Blackwell Publishers., Oxford, Regno Unito
Computational intelligence (Online) 27 (2011): 60–82. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8640.2010.00372.x
info:cnr-pdr/source/autori:Cesta, Amedeo ; Cortellessa, Gabriella; Rasconi, Riccardo; Pecora, Federico ; Scopelliti, Massimiliano ; Tiberio, Lorenza/titolo:Monitoring Older People with the RoboCare Domestic Environment: Interaction Synthesis and User Eva