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Prospects of Robots in Assisted Living Environment

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Chair of Computer Engineering, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, 03046 Cottbus, Germany
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineer, University of Peloponnese, 263 34 Patra, Greece
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Adaptive Dynamic Systems Chair, Technische Universität Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
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School of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Academic Editors: Giuseppe Prencipe and Rui Pedro Lopes
Electronics 2021, 10(17), 2062; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172062
Received: 31 May 2021 / Revised: 12 August 2021 / Accepted: 24 August 2021 / Published: 26 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Robots in Assisted Living)
From caretaking activities for elderly people to being assistive in healthcare setup, mobile and non-mobile robots have the potential to be highly applicable and serviceable. The ongoing pandemic has shown that human-to-human contact in healthcare institutions and senior homes must be limited. In this scenario, elderlies and immunocompromised individuals must be exclusively protected. Robots are a promising way to overcome this problem in assisted living environments. In addition, the advent of AI and machine learning will pave a way for intelligent robots with cognitive abilities, while enabling them to be more aware of their surroundings. In this paper, we discuss the general perspectives, potential research opportunities, and challenges arising in the area of robots in assisted living environments and present our research work pertaining to certain application scenarios, i.e., robots in rehabilitation and robots in hospital environments and pandemics, which, in turn, exhibits the growing prospects and interdisciplinary nature of the field of robots in assisted living environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: robots; assisted living environment (ALE); healthcare; rehabilitation; machine learning (ML); artificial intelligence (AI); human-machine interaction (HMI); pandemics; social-distancing; embedded systems robots; assisted living environment (ALE); healthcare; rehabilitation; machine learning (ML); artificial intelligence (AI); human-machine interaction (HMI); pandemics; social-distancing; embedded systems
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Mahmood, S.; Ampadu, K.O.; Antonopoulos, K.; Panagiotou, C.; Mendez, S.A.P.; Podlubne, A.; Antonopoulos, C.; Keramidas, G.; Hübner, M.; Goehringer, D.; Voros, N. Prospects of Robots in Assisted Living Environment. Electronics 2021, 10, 2062. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172062

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Mahmood S, Ampadu KO, Antonopoulos K, Panagiotou C, Mendez SAP, Podlubne A, Antonopoulos C, Keramidas G, Hübner M, Goehringer D, Voros N. Prospects of Robots in Assisted Living Environment. Electronics. 2021; 10(17):2062. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172062

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Mahmood, Safdar, Kwame Owusu Ampadu, Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Christos Panagiotou, Sergio Andres Pertuz Mendez, Ariel Podlubne, Christos Antonopoulos, Georgios Keramidas, Michael Hübner, Diana Goehringer, and Nikolaos Voros. 2021. "Prospects of Robots in Assisted Living Environment" Electronics 10, no. 17: 2062. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172062

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