A Method to Reduce the Burden of the Recreation Moderator by Using a Humanoid Communication Robot

  • Atsushi Shimoda Chiba Institute of Technology
  • Shiro Itai Hiroshima Institute of Technology
  • Toshimitsu Hamada Tsukuba Gakuin University
  • Maki Matsumoto Mikata Corporation
Keywords: Elderly care, Recreation, Humanoid communication robot


The authors proposed a method to reduce the burden on the recreation moderator by using a humanoid communication robot. This system projects quizzes on the screen, and humanoid communication robots read the explanations to proceed with the recreation. This paper presents the details of the proposed system, the method of implementing recreation using the system, the effect of recreation on participants, and the effect of reducing the burden on nursing care staff. An experiment was conducted comparing cases in which nursing care staff acted as moderators and robots acted as moderators. As a result, it became clear that the burden on nursing care staff could be reduced while recreation remained active.


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