Social Robots to Support Assisted Living for Persons with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Tyler Morris, Hiroko Dodge, Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, Xiaopeng Zhao

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The demand for nursing staff, ancillary staff, and other forms of ancillary care for older adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias has been steadily increasing over the past few years. To augment this high demand for caregivers, socially assistive robots have been developed to provide cognitive, physical, and social stimuli as well as perform other necessary tasks to alleviate the burden on existing caregivers. This literature review, which includes 62 articles, provides an insight into the current capabilities and limitations of these social robots, as well as how users perceived the robots and what aspects of their design were either pleasing or displeasing. The challenges of future research and design were identified within these articles as well. Using these three key points, two major goals for the future direction of research into these social robots were suggested, which can be used to outline further development in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 14th International Conference, ICSR 2022, Proceedings
EditorsFilippo Cavallo, John-John Cabibihan, Laura Fiorini, Alessandra Sorrentino, Hongsheng He, Xiaorui Liu, Yoshio Matsumoto, Shuzhi Sam Ge
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031246692
StatePublished - 2022
Event14th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2022 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Dec 13 2022Dec 16 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13818 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2022


  • Alzheimer’s
  • Assistive robots
  • Dementia
  • Healthcare
  • Social robots
  • Socially assistive robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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