PET-TYPE ROBOT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MENTAL CARE OF SINGLE-RESIDENT ELDERIES

Toshiyuki Maeda, Kazumi Yoshida, Hisao Niwa, Kazuhiro Kayashima

Abstract

This paper presents a pet-type robot communication system for mental care of single-resident elderies. The robot can communicate with the people autonomously, and also it is Internet-accessible and so that allows the people to communicate with others, directly or using the communication server. The system consists of pet-type robots and the information center. The pet-type robot can treat not only as an information terminal, but as a pet, which can talk to user(s), give information of the local communities, watch over them and send some information to carers at the information center if needed. Considering necessity and sufficiency, the robot has four motors; one for both ears, one for both eyes, one for the nose, and one for the neck. Motions generated by the motors symbolize emotions of the robot, which is essential for our object. We have demonstrated and examined some features of this robot system for elderies and got some good evaluation.

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Maeda T., Yoshida K., Niwa H. and Kayashima K. (2004). PET-TYPE ROBOT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MENTAL CARE OF SINGLE-RESIDENT ELDERIES . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 972-8865-12-0, pages 322-325. DOI: 10.5220/0001139003220325


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco04,
author={Toshiyuki Maeda and Kazumi Yoshida and Hisao Niwa and Kazuhiro Kayashima},
title={PET-TYPE ROBOT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MENTAL CARE OF SINGLE-RESIDENT ELDERIES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2004},
pages={322-325},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001139003220325},
isbn={972-8865-12-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - PET-TYPE ROBOT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MENTAL CARE OF SINGLE-RESIDENT ELDERIES
SN - 972-8865-12-0
AU - Maeda T.
AU - Yoshida K.
AU - Niwa H.
AU - Kayashima K.
PY - 2004
SP - 322
EP - 325
DO - 10.5220/0001139003220325