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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

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

  • Stefan Derpmann

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

  • Kathrin Mauz

    () (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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  • Diego Compagna & Stefan Derpmann & Kathrin Mauz, 2009. "The Operation of Autonomous Mobile Robot Assistants in the Environment of Care Facilities Adopting a User-Centered Development Design," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, vol. 5(5), pages 11-24, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ieu:journl:v:5:y:2009:i:5:p:11-24
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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/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, vol. 5(5), pages 83-91, November.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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