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Designing Ethical Social Robots - A Longitudinal Field Study with Older Adults (2020)
Journal Article
Van Maris, A., Zook, N., Caleb-Solly, P., Studley, M., Winfield, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (in press). Designing Ethical Social Robots - A Longitudinal Field Study with Older Adults. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2020.00001

Emotional deception and emotional attachment are regarded as ethical concerns in human robot interaction. Considering these concerns is essential, particularly as little is known about longitudinal effects of interactions with social robots. We ran a... Read More about Designing Ethical Social Robots - A Longitudinal Field Study with Older Adults.

Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods (2020)
Journal Article
Caleb-Solly, P., Gupta, P., & McClatchey, R. (2020). Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods. Neural Computing and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-020-04737-6

© 2020, The Author(s). This paper investigates the utility of unsupervised machine learning and data visualisation for tracking changes in user activity over time. This is done through analysing unlabelled data generated from passive and ambient smar... Read More about Tracking changes in user activity from unlabelled smart home sensor data using unsupervised learning methods.

The use of different feedback modalities and verbal collaboration in tele-robotic assistance (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bolarinwa, J., Eimontaite, I., Dogramadzi, S., Mitchell, T., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2019). The use of different feedback modalities and verbal collaboration in tele-robotic assistance. https://doi.org/10.1109/rose.2019.8790412

This paper explores the effects of different feedback modalities (gripper orientation via peripheral (side) vision and haptic feedback) and verbal collaboration with the service-user on the performance of tele-operators in completing a tele-robotic a... Read More about The use of different feedback modalities and verbal collaboration in tele-robotic assistance.

Effective persuasion strategies for socially assistive robots (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Winkle, K., Lemaignan, S., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., Leonards, U., & Bremner, P. (2019). Effective persuasion strategies for socially assistive robots. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction Conference, (277-285). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2019.8673313

In this paper we present the results of an experimental study investigating the application of human persuasive strategies to a social robot. We demonstrate that robot displays of goodwill and similarity to the participant significantly increased rob... Read More about Effective persuasion strategies for socially assistive robots.

Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy (2019)
Journal Article
Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (in press). Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9

This paper offers a case study in undertaking a mutual shaping approach to the design of socially assistive robots. We consider the use of social robots in therapy, and we present our results regarding this application, but the approach is generalisa... Read More about Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy.

Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A casestudy on social robots for therapy (2019)
Journal Article
Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (in press). Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A casestudy on social robots for therapy. International Journal of Social Robotics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9

This paper offers a case study in undertaking a mutual shaping approach to the design of socially assistive robots. We considerthe use of social robots in therapy, and we present our results regarding this application, but the approach is generalisab... Read More about Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A casestudy on social robots for therapy.

Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data (2018)
Journal Article
Matthews, P., Topham, P., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data. JMIR, 20(10), e58. https://doi.org/10.2196/mental.9235

© Paul Matthews, Phil Topham, Praminda Caleb-Solly. Background: SAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management) is a mobile phone app that provides self-help for anxiety management. Launched in 2013, the app has achieved over one million downloads on the iOS... Read More about Interaction and engagement with an anxiety management app: Analysis using large-Scale behavioral data.

'Elbows Out' - Predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for Robot-Assisted dressing (2018)
Journal Article
Chance, G., Jevtic, A., Caleb-Solly, P., Alenya, G., Torras, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2018). 'Elbows Out' - Predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for Robot-Assisted dressing. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4), 3598-3605. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2018.2854926

© 2016 IEEE. Robots that can assist in the activities of daily living, such as dressing, may support older adults, addressing the needs of an aging population in the face of a growing shortage of care professionals. Using depth cameras during robot-a... Read More about 'Elbows Out' - Predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for Robot-Assisted dressing.

Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults (2018)
Journal Article
Morgan, P. L., Voinescu, A., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2019). Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 786, 591-603. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93885-1_54

Users of Level 4–5 connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) should not need to intervene with the dynamic driving task or monitor the driving environment, as the system will handle all driving functions. CAV human-machine interface (HMI) dashboards for s... Read More about Exploring the usability of a connected autonomous vehicle human machine interface designed for older adults.

Exploiting ability for human adaptation to facilitate improved human-robot interaction and acceptance (2018)
Journal Article
Caleb-Solly, P., Dogramadzi, S., Huijnen, C. A., & van den Heuvel, H. (2018). Exploiting ability for human adaptation to facilitate improved human-robot interaction and acceptance. Information Society, 34(3), 153-165. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2018.1444255

© Praminda Caleb-Solly, Sanja Dogramadzi, Claire A.G.J. Huijnen, and Herjan van den Heuvel. This article reports findings from a usability and user experience evaluations conducted in the last 2 years of a 4-year assistive robotics research project u... Read More about Exploiting ability for human adaptation to facilitate improved human-robot interaction and acceptance.

Social robots for engagement in rehabilitative therapies: Design implications from a study with therapists (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Design implications from a study with therapists. Paper presented at 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

In this paper we present the results of a qualitative study with therapists to inform social robotics and human robot interaction (HRI) for engagement in rehabilitative therapies. Our results add to growing evidence that socially assistive robots (SA... Read More about Social robots for engagement in rehabilitative therapies: Design implications from a study with therapists.

Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles (2018)
Journal Article
Voinescu, A., Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10927 LNCS, 445-462. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92037-5_32

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. Compared to traditional cars, where the driver has most of their attention allocated on the road and on driving tasks, in fully autonomous vehicles it is likely that the user would... Read More about Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles.

Personalized robot assistant for support in dressing (2018)
Journal Article
Jevtic, A., Valle, A. F., Alenya, G., Chance, G., Caleb-Solly, P., Dogramadzi, S., & Torras, C. (2018). Personalized robot assistant for support in dressing. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, https://doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2018.2817283

Robot-assisted dressing is performed in close physical interaction with users who may have a wide range of physical characteristics and abilities. Design of user adaptive and personalized robots in this context is still indicating limited, or no cons... Read More about Personalized robot assistant for support in dressing.

What's up?-Resolving interaction ambiguity through non-visual cues for a robotic dressing assistant (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chance, G., Caleb-Solly, P., Jevtic, A., & Dogramadzi, S. (2017). What's up?-Resolving interaction ambiguity through non-visual cues for a robotic dressing assistant. In 2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), (284-291). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2017.8172315

© 2017 IEEE. Robots that can assist in activities of daily living (ADL) such as dressing assistance, need to be capable of intuitive and safe interaction. Vision systems are often used to provide information on the position and movement of the robot... Read More about What's up?-Resolving interaction ambiguity through non-visual cues for a robotic dressing assistant.

Unsupervised machine learning for developing personalised behaviour models using activity data (2017)
Journal Article
Fiorini, L., Cavallo, F., Dario, P., Eavis, A., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2017). Unsupervised machine learning for developing personalised behaviour models using activity data. Sensors, 17(5), 1034. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17051034

© 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The goal of this study is to address two major issues that undermine the large scale deployment of smart home sensing solutions in people’s homes. These include the costs associated with havin... Read More about Unsupervised machine learning for developing personalised behaviour models using activity data.

A quantitative analysis of dressing dynamics for robotic dressing assistance (2017)
Journal Article
Chance, G., Jevtić, A., Caleb-Solly, P., & Dogramadzi, S. (2017). A quantitative analysis of dressing dynamics for robotic dressing assistance. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 4(MAY), https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2017.00013

© 2017 Chance, Jevtić, Caleb-Solly and Dogramadzi. Assistive robots have a great potential to address issues related to an aging population and an increased demand for caregiving. Successful deployment of robots working in close proximity with people... Read More about A quantitative analysis of dressing dynamics for robotic dressing assistance.

Enhancing student learning of human-computer interaction using a contextual mobile application (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Alnuaim, A., Caleb-Solly, P., & Perry, C. (2016). Enhancing student learning of human-computer interaction using a contextual mobile application. In 2016 SAI Computing Conference (SAI), 952-959. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAI.2016.7556095

© 2016 IEEE. This paper presents findings from the deployment of a mobile application designed to enable students to learn more effectively in field studies. The mobile application supports students in a design task as part of their learning of Human... Read More about Enhancing student learning of human-computer interaction using a contextual mobile application.

An assistive robot to support dressing-strategies for planning and error handling (2016)
Journal Article
Chance, G., Chance, G., Camilleri, A., Winstone, B., Caleb-Solly, P., & Dogramadzi, S. (2016). An assistive robot to support dressing-strategies for planning and error handling. Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2016-July, 774-780. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523721

© 2016 IEEE. Assistive robots are emerging to address a social need due to changing demographic trends such as an ageing population. The main emphasis is to offer independence to those in need and to fill a potential labour gap in response to the inc... Read More about An assistive robot to support dressing-strategies for planning and error handling.

A brief introduction to ... Assistive robotics for independent living (2016)
Journal Article
Caleb-Solly, P. (2016). A brief introduction to ... Assistive robotics for independent living. Perspectives in Public Health, 136(2), 70-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913915627445

Assistive technologies are important tools for helping older people to live independently. Praminda Caleb-Solly, Associate Professor in Independent Living Systems at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) and Institute of Bio Sensing Technologies, Univers... Read More about A brief introduction to ... Assistive robotics for independent living.

Person-environment interaction (2016)
Book Chapter
Caleb-Solly, P. (2016). Person-environment interaction. In F. Florez-Revuelta, & A. Andre (Eds.), Active and Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications, 143-162. IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/PBHE006E_ch8

This chapter presents an overview of human-computer interaction and design issues for person-environment interaction that are applied in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), with consideration of the accessibility needs of people with age-related physical... Read More about Person-environment interaction.