Duration: 01.01.2012 > 31.12.2015
The Robot-Era Project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement num. 288899
FP7 - ICT - Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance
Dedicated to the memory of Prof. Silvia Coradeschi
The workshop is organized in conjunction with IEEE RO-MAN '14 - The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication and will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 25, 2014.
Submission of workshop abstracts: 02/05/2014
Notiﬁcation of acceptance for workshop abstracts 28/05/2014
Submission of camera-ready workshop abstracts 10/06/2014
The first Robot-Era Open Day aims at showing the current status of the project and the potentiality that the advanced robotic services, provided by the three robots developed during the project, can have in terms of efficiency of care and quality of life of the elderly people.
The event will be held the 27th of February 2014, from 10:00 to 12:00, at the business incubator in Peccioli (Pisa), Italy.
The 3rd issue of the biannual Robot-Era Newsletter has been released.
Browse the section "Newsletter" to download the file in pdf format and sign up for the newsletter or suggest it to your contacts. The aim of the newsletter is not only to keep informed on project progresses, but also to convey information about the field of robotic services.
The first Robot-Era experimental loop has started in September 2013 in the Ängen residential facility in Örebro, Sweden, and it is now ongoing. About 20 senior residents of the Ängen facility have participated in an information meeting about Robot-Era, and six of them have already participated in the Robot-Era evaluation experiments. The participants have experienced the Robot-Era system in delivering five different services: mediating voice and video calls; escorting around the house during the night; reminding appointments or medications; delivering food from the building entrance to the apartment; and carrying laundry to the common laundry room and back. The first three services are being evaluated at the same time in the other Robot-Era pilot site, the DomoCasa lab in Italy. But the food delivery and the laundry services are being only evaluated in Ängen, since they are peculiar of the Swedish residential facility. The evaluation will continue into the first months of 2014.
After designing and developing the Domestic, Condominium and Outdoor robotic platforms and defining the Robot-Era services, the first experimental loop started in Peccioli (Italy) on July and it is still going on. 35 senior citizens, living in Peccioli, 65+ years old were recruited to use and test the Robot-Era system, composed of the three robots and the AmI infrastructure, in the realistic indoor and outdoor environments of the Peccioli Town Lab. During the experimentation eight robotic services integrated in smart environments will be tested. Elderly volunteers were invited to interact with the robots in order to evaluate the technical effectiveness and acceptability of the Robot-Era robotic services.