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

  • 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)

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/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, 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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Handle: RePEc:ieu:journl:v:5:y:2009:i:5:p:11-24
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