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
The 4th 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 Robot-Era Open Day in Ängen aims at showing the current status of the project to interested subjects, stakeholders, and the press.
The first open day in Ängen, Sweden will be held on Friday, June 13, from 13:00 to 15:00.
On May 13, two researchers of Telecom Italy JOL (Joint Open Lab) White, will visit the DomoCasa Lab in Peccioli to test the "Drug reminding" service with Robot-Era researchers. The research in the Joint Open Lab has its main focus on Wellbeing and Health Innovative TEchnologies (WHITE), based on a strong interaction with ICT and biorobotics technologies.
This combined demo aims at integrating the technologies developed by the JOL (caregivers' portal and Android apps) with the indoor localization system and Robot-Era platforms. Robot-Era services represents an ideal field to effectively test the technologies developed by the Joint Lab, for this reason the involvement of Telecom Italy in this demo is a first step of a fruitful collaboration.
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.