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The Operation of Autonomous Mobile Robot Assistants in the Environment of Care Facilities Adopting a User-Centered Development Design

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  • Diego Compagna

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    (Duisburg-Essen University, Institute for Sociology, Germany)

  • Stefan Derpmann

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    (Duisburg-Essen University, Institute for Sociology, Germany)

  • Kathrin Mauz

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    (Duisburg-Essen University, Institute for Sociology, Germany)

Abstract

The successful development of autonomous mobile robot assistants depends significantly on the well-balanced reconcilements of the technically possible and the socially desirable. Based on empirical research 2 substantiated conclusions can be established for the suitability of "scenario-based design" (Rosson/Carroll 2003) for the successful development of mobile robot assistants and automated guided vehicles to be applied for service functions in stationary care facilities for seniors.

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Article provided by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CESNOVA-Research on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology in its journal Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies.

Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
Issue (Month): 5 (November)
Pages: 11-24

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Keywords: User-Centered Technology Development; Knowledge-Transfer; Participative Assessment Methods; Robotics;

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  1. António B. Moniz, 2009. "Synthesis about a collaborative project on “Technology Assessment of Autonomous Systems”," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CESNOVA-Research on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology, vol. 5(5), pages 83-91, November.

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