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Personal Robotic Assistants For The Elderly (Pearl)
This project is no longer active.
Head: Sebastian Thrun and Sara Kiesler
Contact: Sara Kiesler
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Robot Learning Lab
  • Policy-contingent abstraction for robust robot control

    Joelle Pineau, Geoffrey Gordon, and Sebastian Thrun
    Conference on Uncertainty in Articifical Intelligence (UAI), August, 2003, pp. 477 - 484.
    Details | pdf (279KB) | Copyrighted

  • Towards robotic assistants in nursing homes: Challenges and results

    Joelle Pineau, Michael Montemerlo, M. Pollack, Nicholas Roy, and Sebastian Thrun
    Special issue on Socially Interactive Robots, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 42, No. 3 - 4, pp. 271 - 281, 2003.
    Details | pdf (392KB) | Copyrighted

  • Pearl: A Mobile Robotic Assistant for the Elderly

    M. Pollack, S. Engberg, J.T. Matthews, Sebastian Thrun, L. Brown, D. Colbry, C. Orosz, B. Peintner, S. Ramakrishnan, J. Dunbar-Jacob, C. McCarthy, Michael Montemerlo, Joelle Pineau, and Nicholas Roy
    Workshop on Automation as Caregiver: the Role of Intelligent Technology in Elder Care (AAAI), August, 2002.

  • Probabilistic control of human robot interaction: Experiments with a robotic assistant for Nursing Homes

    Joelle Pineau, Michael Montemerlo, M. Pollack, Nicholas Roy, and Sebastian Thrun
    The second IARP/IEEE/RAS Joint Workshop on Technical Challenges for Robots in Human Environments (DRHE), October, 2002.
    Details | pdf (462KB) | Copyrighted