Development of a Care Robot Based on Needs Survey
Junji Kawata*1, Jiro Morimoto*1, Yoshio Kaji*2, Mineo Higuchi*1, Kajiro Matsumoto*3, Masayuki Booka*4, and Shoichiro Fujisawa*1
*1Faculty of Science and Engineering, Tokushima Bunri University
1314-1 Shido, Sanuki, Kagawa 769-2193, Japan
*2Faculty of Human Life Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University
180 Nishihama, Yamashiro, Tokushima 770-8514, Japan
*3Department of Occupational Therapy, Shikoku Medical College
5-62-1 Hama, Utazu, Ayauta, Kagawa 769-0205, Japan
1089-5 Nishiyama, Nankoku, Kochi 783-0029, Japan
Expectations for care robots are increasing owing to the aging of society with a declining birthrate and shortage of manpower in the care field. However, the use of care robots has not yet become widespread. In this study, we explained the artificial intelligence (AI) technology to care staff and conducted a questionnaire survey to understand their needs. Then, we began to develop a care robot that was required in the care field. In this paper, we report an overview and the current status of the study.
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