This project aims to ensure that the dignity of a Parkinson's patient is maintained during interactions with caregivers using a robot as a co-mediator. The mediator will hold a mental representation of the patient's and caregiver's emotional state and react accordingly. The co-mediator will express the patient's internal emotional state through spatial and emotive gestures.
The role of the Mobile Robot Laboratory is to discover and develop fundamental scientific principles and practices that are applicable to intelligent mobile-robot systems. In addition, the laboratory facilitates technology transfer of its research results to yield solutions for a range of applications.