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ACCOMPANY

Project ID: 287624
Finanziato nell'ambito di

Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years

Dal 2011-10-01 al 2014-09-30, progetto concluso | ACCOMPANY Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 4 825 535

Contributo UE:

EUR 3 653 929

Coordinato in:

United Kingdom

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

ACCOMPANY provides a robotic companion as part of an intelligent environment. It helps older people to live independently at home by providing physical, cognitive and social assistance in everyday home tasks. ACCOMPANY contributes to the re-enablement of the user by assisting him or her to carry out tasks independently. Services to the user will be delivered through socially interactive, acceptable and empathic interaction, building on computational models of social cognition and interaction.
With Care-O-bot® 3, a state of the art service robot platform, user requirements and user acceptance of the robot will be assessed. User study results will be fed back to make the technology better suit user demands and preferences. Three test sites in three different European countries (UK, the Netherlands and France) as well as a dedicated showcase will ensure an extensive evaluation process which also takes into account cultural differences.
ACCOMPANY will specify and benchmark design and ethical guidelines for service robots for the elderly.

Obiettivo

The proposed ACCOMPANY system will consist of a robotic companion as part of an intelligent environment, providing services to elderly users in a motivating and socially acceptable manner to facilitate independent living at home. The ACCOMPANY system will provide physical, cognitive and social assistance in everyday home tasks, and will contribute to the re-ablement of the user, i.e. assist the user in being able to carry out certain tasks on his/her own. Services to the user will be delivered through socially interactive, acceptable and empathic interaction, building on computational models of robot social cognition and interaction. The envisaged relationship of the user with the robot is that of a co-learner – robot and user providing mutual assistance for the user not to be dominated by the technology, but to be empowered, physically, cognitively and socially.
The project combines a multidisciplinary consortium to tackle the technological as well as human-centred and ethical challenges of the project. A state of the art service robot platform, Care-O-bot® 3 will be used to assess user requirements and user acceptance of the robot. Results from user studies will then be fed back to adapt the technology so that it better suits user demands and preferences. Throughout the project such formative feedback results in different iterations of the ACCOMPANY prototypes.
Three test sites in three different European countries (UK, the Netherlands, France), as well as a dedicated showcase, will ensure an extensive evaluation process considering cultural differences.
The ACCOMPANY system will be a novel technological solution TOWARDS facilitating independent living at home for elderly users. In addition, ACCOMPANY will specify and benchmark design and ethical guidelines for service robots for the elderly. The novel insights gained in the project will be made publicly available, thereby strengthening the European service robotics research and industry.The project combines a multidisciplinary consortium to tackle the technological as well as human-centred and ethical challenges of the project. A state of the art service robot platform, Care-O-bot® 3 will be used to assess user requirements and user acceptance of the robot. Results from user studies will then be fed back to adapt the technology so that it better suits user demands and preferences. Throughout the project such formative feedback results in different iterations of the ACCOMPANY prototypes.Three test sites in three different European countries (UK, the Netherlands, France), as well as a dedicated showcase, will ensure an extensive evaluation process considering cultural differences.
The ACCOMPANY system will be a novel technological solution to facilitating independent living at home for elderly users. In addition, ACCOMPANY will specify and benchmark design and ethical guidelines for service robots for the elderly. The novel insights gained in the project will be made publicly available,

Coordinatore

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 1 236 756


COLLEGE LANE
AL10 9AB HATFIELD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Farshid Amirabdollahian
Tel.: +44 1707 286125
Fax: +44 1707 284303
E-mail

Partecipanti

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 612 299


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 12057534
Fax: +49 89 12057534
E-mail
CENTRE EXPERT EN TECHNOLOGIES ET SERVICES POUR LE MAINTIEN EN AUTONOMIE A DOMICILE DES PERSONNES AGEES
France

Contributo UE: EUR 343 880


RUE GUSTAVE EIFFEL 2
10430 ROSIERE PRES TROYES
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: David Hewson
Tel.: +33 325 718 005
Fax: +33 325 718 456
E-mail
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 332 313


VIA BANCHI DI SOTTO 55
53100 SIENA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Patrizia Marti
Tel.: +390577234743
Fax: +390577234754
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Contributo UE: EUR 360 860


SPUI 21
1012WX AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Vanessa Wolters
Tel.: +31205257876
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

Contributo UE: EUR 229 476


DRIENERLOLAAN 5
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Benno J Pals
Tel.: +31 53 4893702
E-mail
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL ZUYD
Netherlands

Contributo UE: EUR 339 331


NIEUW EYCKHOLT 300
6419 DJ HEERLEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Gert Jan Gelderblom
Tel.: +31 45 4006528
Fax: +31 45 400 6069
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 117 918


Edgbaston
B15 2TT BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: May Chung
Tel.: +441214158202
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 81 096


Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW COVENTRY
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Peter Hedges
Tel.: +44 24 76524760
E-mail

Argomenti

Life Sciences