PROGRAM


08:30-08:45            Opening

Session I: Social Interaction with  Assistive Robots

08:45 - 09:10   Non-pharmacological and Neurological Therapy with Seal Robot PARO 
                         Takanori Shibata, Human Technology Research Institute, AIST

09:10 - 09:35   Socially Assistive Robotics: Helping Through Hands-Off Social Interaction
                         Elaine Short (Maja Matarić), Computer Science, USC

09:35 - 10:00   An Illusion of Lifelike Touch from Prosthetic Hands
                         John-John Cabibihan, Mechanical Engineering, Qatar University


10:00-10:30            Coffee break 

Session II: Daily Task Assistance & User Perception Towards Assitive Robots

10:30 - 10:55   Autonomous Mobile Manipulators for Personalized Caregiving
                         Charlie Kemp, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech

10:55 - 11:20   Robots for Older Adults: Understanding Needs, Preferences, and Attitudes
                         Wendy Rogers, Psychology, Georgia Tech

Session III: Collaborative Design & Evaluation of Assistive Robots 

11:20 - 11:45   Collaborative Design and Evaluation of Assistive Robot Systems
                         Holly Yanco, Computer Science, UMass Lowell

11:45 - 12:10   A Robotic Crawling Assistant for Children at Risk for Cerebral Palsy
                         Andrew Fagg, Computer Science, University of Oklahoma


12:10-01:30             Lunch

Session IV: Assistive Robots in Clinical Settings  
 

01:30 - 01:55   Mobile Service Robot for Remote Rehabilitation and Exercise: A Survey of User Needs
                         Michelle Johnson, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UPenn

01:55 - 02:20   Robotic Algorithms for Neurorehabilitation
                         James Patton, National Center for Rehabilitation Robotics, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Session V: Collaborative Research & Challenges in Assitive Robot Deployment

02:20 - 02:45   Guidelines for Collaborating with Clinicians: Lessons Learned
                         Brian Scassellati, Computer Science, Yale University


02:45-03:30            Interactive Session I & Interactive Session II

Session V: Collaborative Research & Challenges in Assistive Robot Deployment (cont.)

03:30 - 03:55   Real-Life Challenges for the Deployment of Healthcare Robotics
                         Ayanna Howard, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech


03:55-04:50            Break-out discussion session

04:50- 05:00           Workshop summary and closing




IROS 2014 workshop on Assistive Robotics for Individuals with Disabilities: HRI Issues and Beyond