HCC 741: Assistive Technology and Accessibility

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Tots on Bots (Due 12/4)

4 Comments

Paper

Summary: Jennifer Beser

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Author: amyhurst

Assistant Professor at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Human-Centered Computing and Assistive Technology

4 thoughts on “Tots on Bots (Due 12/4)

  1. Would the child with limited mobility need time to try to move and walk to improve their current state (depending on their disability or rehabilitation needs) or should they become dependent on this system?

  2. I am questioning the safety of a Wii board being placed on top of a robot and who would feel comfortable putting their child in this environment. This sort of goes towards the DIY discussion/argument about safety and how comfortable will people be when limits are pushed.

  3. p.s. my friend was one of the authors on this paper! Madeline did this for undergraduate research and shared this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rgumWrXzfL0#!

  4. I second the safety concerns, but I wonder if there are situations where the risk can be minimized enough so the benefits of independent movement will outweigh them.

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