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Horsch, C.H.G. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Cuijpers, R.A. (author)
In urban search and rescue (USAR) situations resources are limited and workload is high. Robots that act as team players instead of tools could help in these situations. A Virtual Reality (VR) experiment was set up to test if team performance of a human-robot team increases when the robot act as such a team player. Three robot settings were...
conference paper 2013
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Mioch, T. (author), Giele, T.R.A. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
This paper evaluates the feasibility and reliability of measuring the (emotional) state of the robot operators in urban search and rescue missions in real-time. An experiment has been conducted, in which a high-fidelity team task in a realistic urban search and rescue setting was executed by fire fighters in cooperation with robots. During the...
conference paper 2013
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Schouten, D. (author), Smets, N. (author), Driessen, M. (author), Hanekamp, M. (author), Cremers, A.H.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Learning and acting on social conventions is problematic for low-literates and non-natives, causing problems with societal participation and citizenship. Using the Situated Cognitive Engineering method, requirements for the design of social conventions learning software are derived from demographic information, adult learning frameworks and ICT...
conference paper 2013
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Brinkman, W.P. (author), Hartanto, D. (author), Kang, N. (author), de Vliegher, D. (author), Kampmann, I.L. (author), Morina, N. (author), Emmelkamp, P.G.M. (author), Neerincx, M. (author)
People with social phobia have a severe fear of everyday social situations. In this paper we describe a virtual reality exposure therapy system specifically designed to expose patients with social phobia to various social situations. Patients can engage in a free speech dialogue with avatars while being monitored by a therapist. To control...
conference paper 2012
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Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Looije, R. (author)
conference paper 2012
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Looije, R. (author), van der Zalm, A. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Beun, R.J. (author)
Children with a chronic disease like diabetes need to learn how to self manage their disease. Knowledge about their condition is indispensable to reach this goal. Within the European project ALIZ-E a robot companion is being developed that should, among others attributes, have the capability to educate children. In this paper, a virtual agent on...
conference paper 2012
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van Diggelen, J. (author), Looije, R. (author), Mioch, T. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author)
This paper presents a usage-centered evaluation method to assess the capabilities of a particular Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for establishing the operational goals. The method includes a test battery consisting of basic tasks (e.g., slalom, funnel driving, object detection). Tests can be of different levels of abstraction, and be performed in...
conference paper 2012
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Kruijff, G.J.M. (author), Janíček, M. (author), Keshavdas, S. (author), Larochelle, B. (author), Zender, H. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Mioch, T. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Diggelen, J. (author), Colas, F. (author), Liu, M. (author), Pomerleau, F. (author), Svoboda, T. (author), Petriček, T. (author), Pirri, F. (author), Giannni, M. (author), Papadakis, P. (author), Sinha, A. (author), Balmer, P. (author), Tomatis, N. (author), WOrst, R. (author), Linder, T. (author), Surmann, H. (author), Tretyakov, V. (author), Corrao, S. (author), Pratzler-Wanczura, S. (author), Sulk, M. (author)
The paper describes experience with applying a user-centric design methodology in developing systems for human-robot teaming in Urban Search & Rescue. A human-robot team consists of several robots (rovers/UGVs, microcopter/UAVs), several humans at an off-site command post (mission commander, UGV operators) and one on-site human (UAV operator)....
conference paper 2012
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Mioch, T. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Human-in-the-loop field tests of human-robot operations in high-demand situations provide serious constraints with respect to costs and control. A set of relatively simple unit tasks might be used to do part of the testing and to establish a benchmark for human-robot performance and situation awareness. For an urban search and rescue (tunnel...
conference paper 2012
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Blanson Henkemans, O.A. (author), Hoondert, V. (author), Schrama-Groot, F. (author), Looije, R. (author), Alpay, L.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Children with type 1 diabetes need to self-manage their illness to minimize its impact on their long-term health. However, because children are still developing cognitively and emotionally, self-management is challenging. The European FP7 project, ALIZ-E, looks at how social robots can support children aged 8–12 years with their diabetes self...
article 2012
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Belpaeme, T. (author), Looije, R. (author), Mioch, T. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
For robots to interact effectively with human users they must be capable of coordinated, timely behavior in response to social context. The Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Long-Term Social Interaction (ALIZ-E) project focuses on the design of long-term, adaptive social interaction between robots and child users in real-world settings. In...
article 2012
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Laverman, M. (author), Jansen, Y. (author), Alpay, L. (author), van der Boog, P. (author), Schonk, B.J.H.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Motivation - The development of self-management systems has been mainly initiated and driven by health-care professionals, resulting in a primarily medical view on the role of these systems in health care for chronically ill patients. However, lay people consider their health rather in terms of 'participation' and 'feeling healthy'. Therefore,...
conference paper 2012
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Colin, T.R. (author), Mioch, T. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
This paper presents a Cognitive Task Load (CTL) model designed to keep track of an operator’s mental workload, both quantitatively (amount of workload) and qualitatively (cognitive state). By integrating this model in a (semi-)autonomous robot, robot’s level of automation and user interface can be attuned to the operator’s state (Every second,...
conference paper 2012
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Peeters, M.M.M. (author), van den Bosch, K. (author), Meijer, J.J.Ch. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Serious games offer high potential for immersive, effective, and autonomous training. However, research has shown that trainees need guidance and structure during training. This could be achieved by means of well-chosen scenarios and targeted adaptations of the storyline based on didactic considerations. This paper discusses some of the...
conference paper 2012
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Wang, W. (author), Brinkman, W.-P. (author), Rövekamp, T.J.M. (author), van der Boog, P. (author), Alpay, L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Motivation - A key function of a future self-management support system (SMSS) for renal transplant patients is to provide feedback about their health status. This study investigates patients' understanding, preference, and trust of such feedback. Research approach - Three types of feedback form, namely simplicity, empathy, and empowerment, were...
conference paper 2012
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Peeters, M.M.M. (author), Meyer, J.J.C. (author), van den Bosch, K. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Serious games enable trainees to practice independently of school, staff, and fellow students. This is important as amount of practice directly relates to training efficacy. It is also known that personalized guidance elevates the benefits of training. How to achieve automated guidance, for example to be used in serious games, is a yet unsolved...
conference paper 2012
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Cornelissen, F. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Breebaart, L. (author), Dujardin, P. (author), Wolff, M. (author)
This paper reports on the use and the evaluation of applying gaming aspects as a means to promote self-study and increase motivation to train for executing operations on human space flight missions that have a duration that exceeds the typical duration of low earth orbit missions. The gaming aspects that are evaluated include avatar...
conference paper 2012
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Wang, W. (author), Rövekamp, T.J.M. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Alpay, L. (author), van der Boog, P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Motivation - Thanks to the mobile measurement and telecare technology, it becomes possible to build selfmanagement support systems for renal transplant patients. This project aims to provide (1) a trusted and accepted selfmanagement support systems for renal transplant patients, (2) guidelines for building a virtual coach for supporting feedback...
conference paper 2012
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Mioch, T. (author), Smets, N.J.J.M. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
This paper presents a test battery method to investigate (relative) operational upsides and downsides of robot innovations. This method was applied to test the teleoperated Generaal robot and the NIFTi robot that could be operated in manual and semi-automatic mode for navigation and situation sensing. The unit tasks of our test battery proved to...
conference paper 2012
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Gunawan, L.T. (author), Alers, H. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
A situation map that shows the overview of a disaster situation serves as a valuable tool for disaster response teams. It helps them to orientate their location and to make disaster response decisions. It is, however, a complicated task to rapidly generate a complete and comprehensive situation map of a disaster area, particularly due to the...
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