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 facilities provided by Orebro University and Lansgarden Fastigheter Aktiebolag will respectively be the PEIS-Home Lab and the Ängen living facility.
The concept of PEIS-Ecology combines insights from the fields of ambient intelligence, autonomous robotics and sensor networks to generate a new approach to the inclusion of robotic technology into smart environments. The PEIS-Ecology philosophy developed at Orebro University has driven the implementation of two prototype domestic environments, called PEIS Homes. The development of the first of these environments, in 2005, was a result of a successful collaborative project with the Korean ETRI research institute.
Following the first exemplar, they have invested in the development of a second prototype home, in 2010, whose primary objective is to act as a deployment lab, where robotic prototypes are developed and evaluated with a “product prototype” mindset rather than as “research prototypes”. The two homes provide an extensible, fully functional research facility for the development of assistive technology, with a particular emphasis on AmI solutions for elderly care.
The first and the second PEIS-Home laboratory (completed in 2005 and 2010)
Orebro University will provide Robot-Era with the PEIS Home facilities for sensor/actuator development (WLan, Zigbee, Bluetooth, and RFID). However, the centrepiece of the prototyping activities that will occur in Robot-Era is Ängen, a newly built senior living facility in which deploy its most stable PEIS technology. Specifically, they will provide the use of an apartment (which is permanently associated with the PEIS Ecology effort at Orebro University for development, prototyping, and deployment purposes). Eight of the apartments in Ängen, including the one that will be employed in Robot-Era, are already equipped with special infrastructure, including RFID-based sensory technology to provide reliable localization for robots and people through a special floor. The Ängen facility began to host residents in Spring 2011, has been built and is administered by the Länsgården real estate company (LG, partner of Robot-Era).
The Ängen living facility