Robots in Health and Social Care: A Complementary Technology to Home Care and Telehealthcare?

Torbjørn S. Dahl and Maged N. Kamel Boulos*

* Corresponding author (MNKB – mnkboulos@ieee.org)

 

Web links to research projects, devices and products described in above paper, including additional information and online video clips.

AAL Programme - http://www.aal-europe.eu/

Anybots - http://www.anybots.com/

Atheon TUG - http://www.aethon.com/solutions/deliver/

Autom™ - http://vimeo.com/53856050 - http://www.myautom.com/ - video report (a user's experience): http://youtu.be/IvGq6WVXwNc

Bestic - http://www.bestic.se/en/home/

Captology - http://captology.stanford.edu/

da Vinci - http://www.davincisurgery.com/

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) robotics challenge call - http://tinyurl.com/darpa-robotics-challenge — permanently archived at: http://tinyurl.com/darparc - for examples of the tasks that robots developed under this challenge call should be capable of tackling in the future, see the news article at: http://ece.osu.edu/reliefrobots

eCAALYX - http://ecaalyx.org/ - the following PowerPoint by the corresponding author offers some insight into the lessons we have learned and approaches we have adopted while working on eCAALYX: http://www.slideshare.net/sl.medic/mnkb-12-mar2013aalinnovateuk

eCAALYX in Second Life - http://healthcybermap.org/CAALYXinSL/

Giraff - http://www.giraff.org/

Giraff/GiraffPlus - http://www.giraffplus.eu/

iCub - http://www.icub.org/ - Plymouth University’s research involving iCub humanoid robot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-FOr7hEw1c

iRobiQ photos - http://tinyurl.com/HealthbotImages — permanently archived at: http://tinyurl.com/healthbot-archive

IRT - http://www.jsk.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/research/irt/

Kiva robots in action - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWsMdN7HMuA

Nao programmable humanoid robot (by Aldebaran Robotics, Paris, France) - http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com/ - Plymouth University’s research involving Nao humanoid robot: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11159327

Neuromate stereotactic robot - http://www.renishaw.com/neuro

Open Hand Project by roboticist J. Gibbard: watch the “egg example” and how it is being handled - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24209140

Paro (seal) - http://www.parorobots.com/

PR2 - http://www.willowgarage.com/pages/pr2/overview

RoboCourier - http://www.ccsrobotics.com/products/robocourier.html

RP-Vita - http://www.intouchhealth.com/products-and-services/products/rp-vita-robot/

Second Life - http://secondlife.com/

Veebot robotic phlebotomist — http://www.veebot.com/

The corresponding author also maintains and regularly updates an online “scrapbook” of relevant Web links and pointers at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100165894171992699139/posts/UZyDcKdtju7