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
2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
September 28 – October 03, 2015, Hamburg, Germany
Workshop on "Bridging user needs to deployed applications of service robots"
Organisers: F.Bonsignorio, F.Cavallo, P. Dario
Submission deadline: 20th July 2015 (extended 14th August 2015)
Notification of acceptance: 14th August 2015 (extended 20th August 2015)
Camera-ready deadline: 28th August 2015 (extended 4th September 2015)
Workshop: 28 September 2015 - full day
Future service robotics will be machines that will primarily help and assist persons of all ages in daily activities at home, in their workplace and in other environments. They will be able to perform a multitude of roles thanks to their capabilities to act and interact physically, emotionally, socially and safely with humans, providing for an easier and healthier life. Despite the progress of research in the field of service robotics, there are various issues that should be addressed and solved for a wide deployment in the real daily life world and for the creation of a real market. Fundamental aspects as reliability, availability, adaptability, safety, security and maintainability (these attributes are the basis of the dependability paradigm) should be addresses and appropriately evaluated in a unique situation in order to demonstrate a consolidated technical feasibility. In addition to the technical evaluation, issues like acceptability and usability of technologies and the economic, ethical, legal and social implications, as well as standardization aspects should be strongly taken into account.
The aim of this workshop is to provide a structured approach from user needs to the deployment of intelligent robot and system solutions to improve the quality of life of elders, impaired persons and everybody else by augmenting mobility, manipulation and cognitive capabilities of the users.
If you are a researcher interested to turn your research results into a solution to a real need of the real life of real people, or if you are an entrepreneur willing to improve the quality of life of the greater possible number of people by making easier any activity of daily life of ordinary people, you will need a coherent set of methodologies, software, hardware and physical validation infrastructures.
In this workshop we will propose a bridging approach with reference to real use-cases of service robots in a town setting. Generalizing the experience gained in a number of FP7, AAL-JP and H2020 projects, each step of the process will be discussed by leading experts with reference to cutting edge real world experiences where service robot platforms have been tested with more than 100 real users, in different locations.
|09:00 - 09:15||Welcome, Presentation Upload||Filippo Cavallo, Raffaele Limosani|
|09:15 - 09:40||Introduction to the workshop||Paolo Dario|
|Business and market aspects|
|09:40 - 10:05||Economic and business dimensions of service robotics (INVITED SPEAKER)||Giuseppe Turchetti|
|10:05 - 10:30||How to increase the Acceptance of Assistive Robotics for Elderly through Marketing strategies (INVITED SPEAKER)||
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee Break|
|Technological requirements and Scientific challenges|
|11:00 - 11:25||ANG-MED, a non intrusive, low-cost and smart rollator for mobility assistance and activity monitoring||Jean-Pierre Merlet|
|11:25 - 11:50||Social Robot Learning from Demonstration to Facilitate a Group Activity for Older Adults||Geoffrey Louie|
|11:50 - 12:15||Primary School Teacher -Robot Collaboration with Multiple Information Sources||Haruya Suga|
|12:15 - 12:40||Therapy Enrichment via Robot Assistance for Personalized and Intelligent Support in the Treatment of Autism||Alessandro Di Nuovo|
|12:40 - 14:00||Lunch|
|Legal, Ethical and Social Issues|
|14:00 - 14:25||Evaluating the ethical sustainability of care robots||Alberto Pirni|
|14:25 - 14:50||Robot Companions: a Legal and Ethical Analysis||Andrea Bertolini|
|14:50 - 15:15||The role of Assistive Robots in Active Ageing||Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira|
|Benchmarks and metrics|
|15:15 - 15:40||Towards Reproducible Robotics Research? (INVITED SPEAKER)||Fabio Bonsignorio|
|15:40 - 16:00||Coffee Break|
|Stakeholders' needs and experimental experiences|
|16:00 - 16:25||Exploiting Ability for Human Adaptation to Facilitate Improved Human-Robot Interaction||Praminda Caleb-Solly|
|16:25 - 16:50||What do staff in eldercare want a robot for? An assessment of potential tasks and user requirements for a long-term deployment||Denise Hebesberger|
|16:50 - 17:15||Lessons learnt from the Robot-Era experimental activities||Roberta Bevilacqua|
|17:15 - 18:00||Discussions, Wrap up, Conclusions|
MoWS-12: Bridging user needs to deployed applications of service robots
September 28, 2015, h9 – 18
Room SAAL 8
We invite researchers to submit either a 4-6 page paper OR a 2 page extended abstract that relates to the workshop theme. Video submissions will also be considered.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Authors will be allotted a short time slot to present their work during the workshop. Accepted papers will also be considered for inclusion in a proposed special issue based on the workshop theme.
For submissions send an email with the contribution to Filippo Cavallo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please direct queries to:
The BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Fabio Bonsignorio (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
Filippo Cavallo (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)
Paolo Dario (The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)