The CARESSES EU-Japan project: making assistive robots culturally competent

21 Aug 2017Barbara BrunoNak Young ChongHiroko KamideSanjeev KanoriaJaeryoung LeeYuto LimAmit Kumar PandeyChris PapadopoulosIrena PapadopoulosFederico PecoraAlessandro SaffiottiAntonio Sgorbissa

The nursing literature shows that cultural competence is an important requirement for effective healthcare. We claim that personal assistive robots should likewise be culturally competent, that is, they should be aware of general cultural characteristics and of the different forms they take in different individuals, and take these into account while perceiving, reasoning, and acting... (read more)

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