Small Robots With Big Tasks: A Proof of Concept Implementation Using a MiRo for Fall Alert

Theodoros Georgiou, Karan Singh, Lynne Baillie, Frank Broz

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Abstract

A significant portion of the over 65 population experience a fall at least once a year in their home environment. This puts a faller under significant health risks and adds to the financial burden of the care services. This Late Breaking Report explores a proof of concept implementation of a fall alert system that uses MiRo (a small mobile social robot) in the home environment. We take advantage of MiRo’s pet-like characteristics, small size, mobility, and array of sensors to implement a system where a person who has fallen can interact with it and summon help if needed. The initial aim of this proof of concept system described here was to act as a demonstration tool for health professionals and housing association representatives, gauging their needs and requirements, driving this research forward.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Jan 2020
Event15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2020 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Mar 202026 Mar 2020
https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2020/

Conference

Conference15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2020
Abbreviated titleHRI 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period23/03/2026/03/20
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Georgiou, T., Singh, K., Baillie, L., & Broz, F. (Accepted/In press). Small Robots With Big Tasks: A Proof of Concept Implementation Using a MiRo for Fall Alert. In 15th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.