Supporting Interaction in the RoboCare Intelligent Assistive Environment

Cesta, A., Cortellessa, G., Pecora, F., and Rasconi, R

In Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium on Interaction Challenges for Intelligent Assistants (Awarded as Best Application Paper), 2007

The ROBOCARE project is aimed at creating an instance of integrated environment with software and robotic agents to actively assist an elderly person at home. In particular the project has synthesized a proactive environment for continuous daily activity monitoring in which an autonomous robot acts as a main interactor with the person. This paper accounts for the combination of features that create interactive capabilities for personalized and mixed-initiative interaction with the assisted person.