The Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2017) held in Japan this month, brought together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and robots and on the integration of robots into our society. The theme of the 2017 conference was embodied interactive robots.
Lecturer Dr Ho Seok Ahn and Mr Byeong-Kyu Ahn (Programmer – Robotics Software), represented CARES at the conference.
Dr Ahn, on behalf researchers: Sheng Zhang (ME student), JongYoon Lim (Robotics Programmer – Robotics Software), Min Ho Lee (PhD student), Professor Bruce MacDonald (Principal Investigator) presented the paper: Design and Implementation of a Device Management System for Healthcare Assistive Robots: Sensor Manager System Version 2.
This paper presents the second version of a sensor manager system designed for social robotics such as healthcare service robots. The purpose of the paper was to propose a new improved design which helps robots manage vital sign measuring devices and solve some practical issues such as load capacity and power supply.
The presentation received recognition by being awarded the Best Interactive Session at the Conference!
In addition to presenting a paper, Dr Ahn hosted a workshop on Social Robot Intelligence for Social Human-Robot Interaction of Service Robots with international colleagues. There was an overwhelming interest, filling the room with double the number of expected participants (over 40 researchers in total). Positive feedback from all the participants is encouraging them to run the workshop again at HRI2018 conference next March 2018.
Congratulations to the team!