Assistive and Rehabilitative Robotics

Friday, February 17, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Recent advances in robotics technology and cyber-physical systems are in the midst of transforming health care: therapeutic robots are improving stroke rehabilitation, socially assistive robots are showing great potential in improving therapy for autistic children, and smart homes have the potential to enable aging in place. While technological advances have enabled this revolution, there are many social and policy issues that must be addressed before the full potential of these technologies can be deployed. This session describes the enormous potential of these technological advances, and the challenges to achieving their widespread adoption.
Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of California, Berkeley
Rehabilitative Robotics
Maja Mataric, University of Southern California
Socially Assistive Robots
Marjorie Skubic, University of Missouri
Squaring the Life Curve: How Can Robots Help?