In this paper, we propose a system that stems from the integration of an autonomous mobile robot with an IoT-based monitoring system to provide monitoring, assistance, and stimulation to older adults living alone in their own houses. The creation of an Internet of Robotics Things (IoRT) based on the interplay between pervasive smart objects and autonomous robotic systems is claimed to enable the creation of innovative services conceived for assisting the final user, especially in elderly care. The synergy between IoT and a Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) was conceived to offer robustness, reconfiguration, heterogeneity, and scalability, by bringing a strong added value to both the current SAR and IoT technologies. First, we propose a method to achieve the synergy and integration between the IoT system and the robot; then, we show how our method increases the performance and effectiveness of both to provide long-term support to the older adults. To do so, we present a case-study, where we focus on the detection of signs of the frailty syndrome, a set of vulnerabilities typically conveyed by a cognitive and physical decline in older people that concur in amplifying the risks of major diseases hindering the capabilities of independent living. Experimental evaluation is performed in both controlled settings and in a long-term real-world pilot study with 9 older adults in their own apartments, where the system was deployed autonomously for, on average, 12 weeks.

Seeking at-home long-term autonomy of assistive mobile robots through the integration with an IoT-based monitoring system / M. Luperto, J. Monroy, F. Moreno, F. Lunardini, J. Renoux, A. Krpic, C. Galindo, S. Ferrante, N. Basilico, J. Gonzalez-Jimenez, N.A. Borghese. - In: ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. - ISSN 0921-8890. - 161:(2023), pp. 104346.1-104346.14. [10.1016/j.robot.2022.104346]

Seeking at-home long-term autonomy of assistive mobile robots through the integration with an IoT-based monitoring system

M. Luperto
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N. Basilico;N.A. Borghese
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2023

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In this paper, we propose a system that stems from the integration of an autonomous mobile robot with an IoT-based monitoring system to provide monitoring, assistance, and stimulation to older adults living alone in their own houses. The creation of an Internet of Robotics Things (IoRT) based on the interplay between pervasive smart objects and autonomous robotic systems is claimed to enable the creation of innovative services conceived for assisting the final user, especially in elderly care. The synergy between IoT and a Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) was conceived to offer robustness, reconfiguration, heterogeneity, and scalability, by bringing a strong added value to both the current SAR and IoT technologies. First, we propose a method to achieve the synergy and integration between the IoT system and the robot; then, we show how our method increases the performance and effectiveness of both to provide long-term support to the older adults. To do so, we present a case-study, where we focus on the detection of signs of the frailty syndrome, a set of vulnerabilities typically conveyed by a cognitive and physical decline in older people that concur in amplifying the risks of major diseases hindering the capabilities of independent living. Experimental evaluation is performed in both controlled settings and in a long-term real-world pilot study with 9 older adults in their own apartments, where the system was deployed autonomously for, on average, 12 weeks.
Internet of robotic things; IoT; Socially assistive robots
Settore INF/01 - Informatica
Settore ING-INF/05 - Sistemi di Elaborazione delle Informazioni
H20_RIA17NBORG_M - Multiple-actOrs Virtual Empathic CARgiver for the Elder (MoveCare) - BORGHESE, NUNZIO ALBERTO - H20_RIA - Horizon 2020_Research & Innovation Action/Innovation Action - 2016
PON18NBORG_01 - Invecchiamento sano e attivo attraverso SocIal ROBOTICS (SI-ROBOTICS) - BORGHESE, NUNZIO ALBERTO - PON PNR 2015-2020 - 2018
21-dic-2022
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