CORTEX+: the mind of a robot-integrated smart environment for elderly care

Araceli Vega, Luis J. Manso, Luis V. Calderita, Pedro Nunez

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Abstract

Current society in developed countries faces one of its great demographic challenges: aging of the population. In this context, new technologies applied to the development of environments and tools for assistance of elderly people play a very important role. Within this field of application, social assistive robotics and smart technologies emerge as very versatile, motivating and powerful tools when it comes to assisting elderly people and also helping the caregiver. This article presents CORTEX+, the evolution of a cognitive architecture developed in order to integrate social robots in smart environments for elderly care. The concept of deep state representation in which CORTEX+ is built upon and the software agents that it is composed of are also described. The evaluation of the cognitive architecture in a simulated environment for a specific use case, navigation of a social robot in an environment with elderly people, is also provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
EditorsNagib C. Callaos, Shigehiro Hashimoto, Bruce E. Peoples, Belkis Sanchez, Michael Savoie
Pages27-32
Number of pages6
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)978-195049220-6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2019
EventThe 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics : WMSCI 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20199 Jul 2019

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NameWMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceThe 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/07/199/07/19

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Vega, A., Manso, L. J., Calderita, L. V., & Nunez, P. (2019). CORTEX+: the mind of a robot-integrated smart environment for elderly care. In N. C. Callaos, S. Hashimoto, B. E. Peoples, B. Sanchez, & M. Savoie (Eds.), WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings (Vol. 4, pp. 27-32). (WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 4).
Vega, Araceli ; Manso, Luis J. ; Calderita, Luis V. ; Nunez, Pedro. / CORTEX+: the mind of a robot-integrated smart environment for elderly care. WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. editor / Nagib C. Callaos ; Shigehiro Hashimoto ; Bruce E. Peoples ; Belkis Sanchez ; Michael Savoie. Vol. 4 2019. pp. 27-32 (WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings).
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Vega, A, Manso, LJ, Calderita, LV & Nunez, P 2019, CORTEX+: the mind of a robot-integrated smart environment for elderly care. in NC Callaos, S Hashimoto, BE Peoples, B Sanchez & M Savoie (eds), WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. vol. 4, WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings, vol. 4, pp. 27-32, The 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics , Orlando, United States, 6/07/19.

CORTEX+: the mind of a robot-integrated smart environment for elderly care. / Vega, Araceli; Manso, Luis J.; Calderita, Luis V.; Nunez, Pedro.

WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. ed. / Nagib C. Callaos; Shigehiro Hashimoto; Bruce E. Peoples; Belkis Sanchez; Michael Savoie. Vol. 4 2019. p. 27-32 (WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings; Vol. 4).

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Vega A, Manso LJ, Calderita LV, Nunez P. CORTEX+: the mind of a robot-integrated smart environment for elderly care. In Callaos NC, Hashimoto S, Peoples BE, Sanchez B, Savoie M, editors, WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings. Vol. 4. 2019. p. 27-32. (WMSCI 2019 - 23rd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings).