Evaluation Of User Behaviour On Assistive Robotic Systems

RESNA 28th Annual Conference - Atlanta, Georgia

Barbara Prazak, Stefan Mina, Gernot Kronreif
ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH
A-2444 Seibersdorf, Austria


This paper describes the methods and outcome of the evaluation of user behavior and learning effects on a new system for robot supported playing. To gain in-depth knowledge in user interaction the system is quipped with a data logging tool. A long-term study is performed and a variety of statistical methods are applied to determine changes in interaction and playing abilities and lead to a promising tool for diagnosis and assessment. The first findings of the study are described and an outlook of future activities is given.


Robotics, statistical evaluation, user behavior, children with disabilities

Author Contact Information:

Barbara Prazak
ARC Seibersdorf research
GmbH – Rehabilitation and Inclusion Research Group
Viktor Kaplan Str. 2/1, A-2700 Wr.
Neustadt, Austria
Office Phone +43 2622 69290-30
EMAIL: barbara.prazak@arcsmed.at