2016 研究助成 Research Grant Program  /  (A)共同研究助成  (A) Joint Research Grants
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(Project Title)
Assessment of Socially Assistive Robotics in Elderly Care: Toward technologically integrated aged care and well-being in Japan and Australia
Anthony Elliott
University of South Australia
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企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)

    本プロジェクトでは、高齢者の自立支援においてロボットが果たす役割 を検証する際に基準となる概念や方法論を構築するとともに、高齢者の社会的孤立 といったリスクについても検証する。またオーストラリアと日本で開発中、またはすでに現場で使用されている介護ロボットを比較することにより、介護ロボットのあり方を規定する 社会的・文化的要因を特定する。
    プロジェクトの成果は学術論文などさまざまな機会 を通じて発表される。また2019年には、在日オーストラリア大使館(東京)と南オーストラリア大学(アデレード)において、関係者による会合が開かれる予定である。

    Population ageing a shift in the distribution of a country's population towards older ages - represents one of the great global challenges of the 21st century. As a consequence "socially assistive robotics" have been incorporated into new models of care to meet rising expectations regarding aged wellbeing, as well as to contain escalating costs of care provision. This project develops innovative conceptual and methodological platforms to examine how elderly people might interact with technologies to enhance their engagement with the world. It will also assess risks such as social isolation. Comparisons of socially assistive robotics currently being developed for or applied in care settings in Australia and Japan will be made to identify the social and cultural factors that influence how people in specific contexts interact with these technologies. The project will advance understanding of how socially assistive robotics provide older citizens with novel ways of participating in social life, underpinning new care values relating to effective and low-cost service provision. Findings will be disseminated through academic and non-academic research outputs. Stakeholder Summits will be convened in both Tokyo, at the Australian Embassy, and in Adelaide at UniSA in 2019.

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