Using Presence, Spatial Formations and Sociometry to Measure Interaction Quality in Mobile Robotic Telepresence Systems
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The use of video mediated communication technologies for interacting is increasing. An extension of these is mobile robotic telepresence (MRP) systems, video conferencing systems mounted on teleoperated mobile robots. The nature of the interaction via an MRP system is more complex than face-to-face interaction and involves not only social communication but also mobility. This research focuses on the use of MRP systems in domestic settings in elder care and contributes to the understanding of how interaction is affected by MRP system embodiment.
KeywordsMobile robotic telepresence systems MRP systems Quality of interaction Presence Spatial formations Sociometry Ageing in place
The work in this thesis was performed within the context of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme project ExCITE-AAL-2009-2-125, Enabling SoCial Interaction Through Embodiment .
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