2013
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00065-7_32
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Abstract: AbstractWe present the design, implementation, and user study evaluation of a socially assistive robot system designed to engage elderly users in physical exercise aimed at achieving health benefits and improving quality of life. We discuss our design methodology, which incorporates insights from psychology research in the area of intrinsic motivation, and focuses on maintaining engagement through personalized social interaction. We describe two user studies conducted to test our design principles in practice…

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