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Laura Fiorini
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
CognitionCloud roboticsComputer scienceCloud computingRobot
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#1Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
#2Kasia Tabeau (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 1
Last. Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 15
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To increase the usage of assistive robots into daily life it is important to include end-users in early development stages. This paper propose an iterative co-creative method to refine the design of an assistive robot called ASTRO. Three co-creation sessions were organized involving a total of 102 individuals. This paper presents the feedback collected and provides the results from an evaluation of the final prototype. The results underline that the robot’s design was perceived in a positive way...
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#2Filippo CavalloH-Index: 15
Last. Laura FioriniH-Index: 8
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The cloud robotics paradigm aims at enhancing the abilities of robots by using cloud services, but it still poses several challenges in the research community. Most of the current literature focuses on how to enrich specific robotic capabilities, overlooking how to effectively establish communication between the two fields. Our work proposes a “plug-and-play” solution to bridge the communication gap between cloud and robotic applications. The proposed solution is designed based on the mature Web...
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#1Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
#2Gianmaria Mancioppi (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 1
Last. Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Future social robots should have personalized behaviors based on user emotional state to fit more in ordinary users’ activities and to improve the human–robot interaction. Several, literature works use cameras to record emotions. However, these approaches may not be effective in everyday life, due to camera obstructions and different types of stimulation, which can be related also with the interaction with other human beings. Therefore, in this work, it is investigated the electrocardio...
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#1Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 15
#2Francesco Semeraro (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 1
Last. Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
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Future smart agents, like robots, should produce personalized behaviours based on user emotions and moods to fit more in ordinary users’ activities. Besides, the emotions are also linked to human cognitive systems, thus their monitoring could be extremely useful in the case of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer. Literature works propose the use of music tracks and videos to stimulate emotions, and cameras to recorder the evoked reactions in human beings. However, these app...
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#1Laura FioriniH-Index: 8
#2Filippo CavalloH-Index: 15
Last. Praminda Caleb-SollyH-Index: 8
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A correction is presented to correct the section headings of Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 in[Sensors, 2017, 17, 1034].
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#1Martina Maselli (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 3
#2Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
Last. Cecilia Laschi (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 31
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Background Cognitive training (CT) is defined as guided practice on a set of standard tasks designed to stimulate particular cognitive functions. Recent studies have shown that physical exercise is beneficial for cognitive activity in older adults and patients with degenerative diseases.
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#1Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
#2Grazia D’Onofrio (Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza)H-Index: 23
Last. Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 15
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Aging society is characterized by a high prevalence of sarcopenia, which is considered one of the most common health problems of the elderly population. Sarcopenia is due to the age-related loss of muscle mass and muscle strength. Recent literature findings highlight that the Tinetti Balance Assessment (TBA) scale is used to assess the sarcopenia in elderly people. In this context, this article proposes a model for sarcopenia assessment that is able to provide a quantitative assessment of TBA-ga...
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#1Grazia D’Onofrio (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 23
#2Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
Last. Daniele Sancarlo (Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza)H-Index: 22
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Background/aim Technological solutions can support the elderly, improve their quality of life and reduce isolation and loneliness. The Euro-Japan ACCRA (Agile Co-Creation for Robots and Aging) project has the objective of building a reference co-creation methodology for the development of robotic solutions for ageing. The aim of this study is to provide a pilot qualitative analysis of the real needs of elderly people and their caregivers when exposed to conversational activities with robots and ...
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#1Gianmaria Mancioppi (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 1
#2Laura Fiorini (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 8
Last. Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 15
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Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia, represents a common cause of disability and one of the most relevant challenges in the health world. In addition, this condition does not have, at moment, a pharmacological treatment that can stop the pathological progress. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), defined as the borderline between normal aging and early dementia, represents a meaningful field of study because, in the transition to dementia, clinicians have defined a useful therapeutic window. Additiona...
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#1Laura FioriniH-Index: 8
#2Martina MaselliH-Index: 3
Last. Filippo Cavallo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 15
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Objective: In the past decade, cognitive training tools have been used to improve brain functioning, and some have been applied to cognitive decline in dementia. Recently, research studies have demonstrated that aerobic exercise could play an important restorative role toward cognitive impairments. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to present the innovative use of the SmartWalk tool, which combines aerobic exercise and cognitive protocols traditionally used to stimulate cognitive fu...
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