Robotic Assistance in Coordination of Patient Care

  • June 20, 2016

This study to investigate trust in and dependence upon robotic decision support among nurses and doctors on a labor and delivery floor, was supported with grants from CRICO, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and Aldebaran Robotics Inc. 

The experiment, conducted with nurses and physicians, evaluated the subjects’ levels of trust in and dependence on high- and low-quality recommendations issued by robotic versus computer-based decision support, generated through action-driven learning from expert demonstration. The high-quality recommendations produced, were accepted by nurses and physicians at a compliance rate of 90%. The study's overall results support the notion that a robotic assistant may be able to safely and effectively assist in patient care. 


Conference Proceedings Report Citation

Gombolay M, Yang XJ, Hayes B,  Seo N,  Liu Z, Wadhwania S ,  Yu T,  Shah N,  Golen T, and  Shah J. Robotic Assistance in Coordination of Patient Care. In: Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems ({RSS}); June 20-22, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI.


Related CRICO Link

Robot helps nurses schedule tasks on labor floor