Robotics Research

Susan Guibert | July 15, 2013 | Notre Dame News

Professor Laura Carlson

In order to effectively program robots that ultimately could be used to aid seniors, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and University of Missouri studied the type of language older adults used when describing the location of a desired object to either a robot or human-like avatar. It turns out that seniors become tongue-tied when talking to robots.

“This research is important for the development of assistive devices for use in eldercare settings,” says Laura Carlson, Notre Dame professor of psychology and co-principal investigator of the study along with Marjorie Skubic of the University of Missouri.

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