The 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication
29 Aug – 2 Sept, 2022, Naples (Italy), on-site
The Workshop CROA (Care Robots for Older Adults) will be held the 29th of August (half-day)
in conjunction with the The 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2022)
In response to demographic shifts contributing to an older population, limited health and social care budgets and staff shortages in institutionalised care for older adults, caring robots are increasingly imagined as potential caregivers for older adults. During the past 20 years, several initiatives have sought to design, develop, and deploy robots in care environments, focusing on robots assisting with, for example, physical and cognitive training, or providing social companionship. In this workshop we want focus on the concept of care in the development and use of care robots for older adults. We are interested in: What different understandings of care are at play in care robotics for older adults, how do ideas of ‘good care’ differ between different contexts and stakeholders, and who are the envisioned recipients of robotic care? We want to encourage critical reflection around these questions and invite creative ideas for how to design care robots for older adults.
The aim of this half-day workshop is to provide a forum to share and learn about recent research and experiences with care robotics for older adults. The workshop will be an on-site event at the conference site in Naples.
We welcome participants to submit abstracts, of 1-2 pages, excluding references, covering any topic that could contribute to the discussion around care in the context of care robots. We welcome also ongoing work. Possible topics welcomed for this workshop include, but are not limited to:
All abstracts should be submitted using the IEEE two-column format, the same as the main conference (MS-Word or LaTeX) in a PDF-format to email@example.com until July 29, 2022. Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by August 15, based on their originality, relevance, technical soundness, and clarity of presentation. Abstract acceptance requires at least one author to register for and attend the workshop. Accepted authors will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation. The abstracts will be published on the workshop website after the workshop.