Publications -> Journal Papers

Follow Me: A Personal Robotic Companion System for the Elderly


Authors: R. Wang, H. Zhang, and C. Leung
Title: Follow Me: A Personal Robotic Companion System for the Elderly
Abstract: Aging population and empty-nest problem have become a significant issue worldwide. In order to overcome loneliness and promote an active living for the elderly, an elderly companion robot is a great solution in the future. The robot using Kinect sensor is able to intelligently detect correct user and to follow automatically and robustly. To complement the automatic mode, the robot car can also be controlled by voice commands. For better interaction and smart companion, the robot is able to talk and give suggestions by using text-to-speech algorithm. It is also designed for both outdoor and indoor environment and to assist elderly to carry miscellaneous belongings.
Keywords: Elderly companion; Robot; Kinect; Aging; Follow me; Voice recognition; Speech generation.
Journal Name: International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 21, no. 1
Publisher: Singapore Computer Society
Year: 2015
Accepted PDF File: Follow_Me_A_Personal_Robotic_Companion_System_for_the_Elderly_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://www.intjit.org/journal/download/down.php?file=/21/1/211_4.pdf
Reference: R. Wang, H. Zhang, and C. Leung, “Follow me: A personal robotic companion system for the elderly,” International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 1–20, 2015.
bibtex: 
@article{LILY-j13,
   author	= {Wang, Rong and Zhang, Huiguo and Leung, Cyril}, 
   title	= {Follow Me: A Personal Robotic Companion System for the Elderly}, 
   journal	= {International Journal of Information Technology}, 
   year		= {2015},  
   volume	= {21}, 
   number	= {1}, 
   pages	= {1-20},
   publisher 	= {Singapore Computer Society}, 
}