Designing Social Robots for Older Adults

Breazeal, Cynthia L. , Ostrowski, Anastasia K., Singh, N., & Park, Hae Won. (2019). Designing social robots for older adults. National Academy of Engineering The Bridge, 49 (1), 22-31.


With the emergence of technologies that can facilitate both independence and quality of life, the subject of this issue is compelling and extremely relevant. The articles explore a variety of aspects of the topic: applications of the Internet of Things, evolving transportation needs, the benefits of social robots, the use of “small data” to enhance understanding and treatment of age-related conditions, a systems approach to assistive technologies, and a framework to help plan for the eventualities of aging.

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