CLARC: A Cognitive Robot for Helping Geriatric Doctors in Real Scenarios

Dimitri Voilmy, Cristina Suárez, Adrian Romero-Garcés, Cristian Reuther, Jose Carlos Pulido, Rebeca Marfil, Luis J. Manso, Karine Lan Hing Ting, Ana Iglesias, Jose Carlos González, Javier García, Angel García-Olaya, Raquel Fuentetaja, Fernando Fernández, Alvaro Dueñas, Luis Vicente Calderita, Pablo Bustos, T. Barile, Juan Pedro Bandera, Antonio Bandera

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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is an integrated clinical process to evaluate the frailty of elderly persons in order to create therapy plans that improve their quality of life. For robotizing these tests, we are designing and developing CLARC, a mobile robot able to help the physician to capture and manage data during the CGA procedures, mainly by autonomously conducting a set of predefined evaluation tests. Built around a shared internal representation of the outer world, the architecture is composed of software modules able to plan and generate a stream of actions, to execute actions emanated from the representation or to update this by including/removing items at different abstraction levels. Percepts, actions and intentions coming from all software modules are grounded within this unique representation. This allows the robot to react to unexpected events and to modify the course of action according to the dynamics of a scenario built around the interaction with the patient. The paper describes the architecture of the system as well as the preliminary user studies and evaluation to gather new user requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationROBOT 2017: Third Iberian Robotics Conference. ROBOT 2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-70833-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-70832-4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2017
EventProceedings of Iberian Robotics conference -
Duration: 4 Sept 20176 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5357


ConferenceProceedings of Iberian Robotics conference


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