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 Robot-Era project is conceived as an IP project because of its ambition to design, implement and validate a set of robotic services for “ageing well”, facing fundamental scientific and technological challenges on robotics and ambient intelligence, cognitive-inspired robot learning architectures, elderly user-needs, design for acceptability and legal/insurance regulations and standards for real deployment.
The ambition of Robot-Era project is to significantly enhance the performance and acceptability of the current services to a new level of quality. Different already available and commercial robotic systems will be adapted and integrated to cooperate and operate in domestic, condominium and outdoor environments. The level of robotic services will be effectively enhanced thanks to the inclusion of cooperative robots that will be able to contemporarily act in indoor and outdoor environments, and of the AmI infrastructure, fully integrated in domestic and urban contexts that will facilitate the operations of robots, provide effective tools to supervise the various scenarios and ensure safe operations, and connect end-users, service providers and robots. The Robot-Era project aims to implement a fully realistic and real experimental setup in urban and domestic environments and with different kinds of citizens: the elderly users, the service providers, the municipalities, and the caregivers.