Collaborative Service Robot in a Group Home Environment of People with Developmental Disabilities
The vision of this proposed project is to design and build a collaborative service robot that will help people with developmental disabilities (DD) reach their personal goals and achieve greater independence, using existing and new technologies. This will allow the industry partner, JDQ, to advance the type of services provided to people with DD and their caregivers in a group home environment, through its partnership with Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA). This project will support the overall intention of contributing to the creation of better collaborative service robots than exist today, specifically designed to support adults with DD and their families. Ultimately, JDQ and DDA expect the project outcomes to be transferable to health and elder care environments.