Workshop (HRI 2019): Wait for me! Towards socially assistive walk companions

This workshop has been published in HRI 2019.


The aim of the present study involves designing a humanoid robot guide as a walking trainer for elderly and rehabilitation patients. The system is based on the humanoid
robot Pepper with a compliance approach that allows to match the motion intention of the user to the robot’s pace. This feasibility study is backed up by an experimental evaluation conducted in a rehabilitation centre. We hypothesize that Pepper robot used as an assistive partner, can also benefit elderly users by motivating them to perform physical activity.


  • Title: Wait for me! Towards socially assistive walk companions
  • Authors: Garcia, Fernando; Pandey, Amit Kumar; Fattal, Charles
  • Date of publication: 18 April 2019
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