Design and Implementation of a Social Robot-based Companion Animal Care Service
Kang-Hee Lee1, Ho-Sun Shin2

1Kang-Hee Lee, Department of Digital Media, Soongsil University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2Ho-Sun Shin, Department of Digital Media, Soongsil University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Manuscript received on 08 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1245-1335 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12150476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Social robots are getting closer to life. Global companies such as Sony, Softbank, or Asus are launching various kinds of social robots and the market is getting bigger and bigger. Accordingly, we investigate the state-of-the-arts of companion animals and IT fields that include social robots toward companion animals-related market. Inspired by these trends, this paper designs and implements a companion animal care service that can be provided by a new service mean, social robot. First, the rule-based expert system is used to create objects, values, and rules to recommend food for companion animals. Second, the corresponding modularization is performed to mount on social robots. Third, a behavior service module is created and operated for communicating with the user. We experiment the proposed social robot-based companion animal care service using Java-based First-Order-Logic (FOL) reasoning system and Jibo SDK. It verifies the effectiveness through interaction with real social robot users.
Keywords: Social Robot, Companion Animal, Service, Rule- Based Expert System, Jibo, Food.
Scope of the Article: Autonomous Robots