The Assistive Social Robot Impact on seniors’ Functioning (ASRIF) project aims to
investigate potential benefits of social robots on daily functioning of older adults. This
project can be viewed as a continuity of the FEELSAFE project (UL Internal Research
Project funding, 2016-2018) that aims to offer an overview of objective and subjective
safety and what can improve them to promote a longer stay at home in ageing.
Based on the QT robot developed in Luxembourg (LuxAI S.A.), ASRIF’s pilot study will
use questionnaires and short interaction tasks with the robot to test how older adults
perceive social robots and which expectations they have regarding them.
Results of this pilot study will offer insights about how to develop useful and usable
technological tools for helping older adults to stay in good conditions (e.g., performance of
daily living activities, reduction of loneliness) as long as they want at home.
This project is made in collaboration with the Dr. Martine Hoffmann (RBS Center fir
Altersfroen), and Dr. Aida Nazarikhorram and Dr. Pouyan Ziafati (LuxAI S.A).