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An Architecture for the Integration of Robots and Sensors for the Care of the Elderly in an Ambient Assisted Living Environment

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Departamento de Ciencias de la Energía y Mecánica, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, 170501 Sangolqui, Ecuador
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ITAP-DISA, Universidad de Valladolid, 47002 Valladolid, España
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Current address: Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Av. General Rumiñahui S/N, Sector Santa Clara, Sangolquí Valle de los Chillos.
Robotics 2019, 8(3), 76; https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics8030076
Received: 15 July 2019 / Revised: 18 August 2019 / Accepted: 28 August 2019 / Published: 3 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Robotics in Spain 2019)
In this paper, the development of an assistance system for the elderly that combines robots with a network of sensors and actuators is described. The architecture was developed with the aim of interaction. With this reason, the system incorporates particular solutions that are adaptable to the needs of the user, such as a pyramid interaction system, a telepresence robot, a biometric bracelet, and others. In the software, the system is composed of two servers: local and web. The local server is in charge of different modules that interact with direct users and their needs. The web server provides different facilities to external users to access the system remotely. A use case is analyzed where the proposed system is validated. View Full-Text
Keywords: robot architecture; telerobotics; human-machine interaction robot architecture; telerobotics; human-machine interaction
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Loza-Matovelle, D.; Verdugo, A.; Zalama, E.; Gómez-García-Bermejo, J. An Architecture for the Integration of Robots and Sensors for the Care of the Elderly in an Ambient Assisted Living Environment. Robotics 2019, 8, 76.

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