The operation of autonomous mobile robot assistants in the environment of care facilities adopting a user-centered development design
KeywordsUser-centered technology development
Participative assessment methods
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AbstractThe participation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA (Stuttgart, Germany) and the companies User Interface Design GmbH (Ludwigsburg, Germany) plus MLR System GmbH (Ludwigsburg, Germany) enabled the research and findings presented in this paper; we would like to namely mention Birgit Graf and Theo Jacobs (Fraunhofer IPA) furthermore Peter Klein and Christiane Hartmann (User Interface Design GmbH).
The successful development of autonomous mobile robot assistants depends significantly on the well-balanced reconcilements of the technically possible and the socially desirable. Based on empirical research substantiated conclusions can be established for the suitability of "scenario-based design" (Rosson/Carroll 2003) for the successful development of mobile robot assistants and automated guided vehicles to be applied for service functions in stationary care facilities for seniors.
supported by the WiMi-Care project [http://www.wimi-care.de] funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (FKZ: 01FC08024-27).
Compagna, D.; Derpmann, S.; Mauz, K. (2009), The Operation of Autonomous Mobile Robot Assistants in the Environment of Care Facilities Adopting a User-Centered Development Design, Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, 5, pp. 11-24