Carl Bettosi

Research project title: 
Socially Assistive Robot Support to Aid Recovery After Critical Illness
Principal goal for project: 
To develop and evaluate interaction through machine learning and SARs which replicates aspects of a physical rehabilitation session.
Research project: 

Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) have demonstrated strong potential in rehabilitative scenarios due to their positive effect on user engagement and suitability for tasks traditionally undertaken by expert therapists. For SARs supporting recovery from upper-limb injuries, user personalization is key to sustaining engagement over the long term. My research attempts to utilize participatory design with expert physiotherapists to develop and train, through interactive reinforcement learning, an SAR companion which adapts its behaviour in real time to the needs and preferences of a person recovering from upper-limb injury.

About me: 

I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Masters in Artificial Intelligence. I have worked in technology consultancy, specifically in cybersecurity and digital transformation for healthcare and local government. Additionally, I work as a lead developer within a healthcare start-up. My main research interests are in Human-Robot-Interaction and Machine Learning.