Authors: Tsai, T. C., Hsu, Y. L., Hsu, P. E. (2007-09-28); recommended:
Yeh-Liang Hsu (2010-06-19).
Note: This paper is presented at the 2007 CACS International Automatic
Control Conference, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung,
Developing a telepresence robot for interpersonal
communication with the elderly in a home environment
is an interesting field that in-cludes virtual reality implementations with
human-system interfaces, communication technologies, and robotics. This paper
describes the development of a telepresence robot called TRIC (Telepresence
Robot for Interpersonal Com-munication) for the purpose of interpersonal
communica-tion with the elderly in a home environment. The main aim behind TRIC’s
development is to allow elderly populations to remain in their home
environments, while loved ones and caregivers are able to maintain a higher
level of communication and monitoring than via traditional me-thods.
Interpersonal communication, autonomous behaviors, robot, tele-homecare.