Journal article

Adapting a General-Purpose Social Robot for Paediatric Rehabilitation through In Situ Design

Felip Marti Carrillo, Joanna Butchart, Sarah Knight, Adam Scheinberg, Lisa Wise, Leon Sterling, Chris Mccarthy

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Socially assistive robots (SARs) offer great promise for improving outcomes in paediatric rehabilitation. However, the design of software and interactive capabilities for SARs must be carefully considered in the context of their intended clinical use. While previous work has explored specific roles and functionalities to support paediatric rehabilitation, few have considered the design of such capabilities in the context of ongoing clinical deployment. In this article, we present a two-phase in situ design process for SARs in health care, emphasising stakeholder engagement and on-site development. We explore this in the context of developing the humanoid social robot NAO as a socially assist..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Project funding provided by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) grant for Phase 1; Data61 and the CSIRO student scholarship provided funding for Phase 2.