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Robot-Era

Project reference: 288899
Funded under

Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent Environments in real scenarios for the ageing population

From 2012-01-01 to 2015-12-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 555 038

EU contribution:

EUR 6 470 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

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

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
Robot-Era develops, implements and demonstrates the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments. These robotic services will actively work in real conditions and cooperate with real people and between them, to favour independent living, improve the quality of life and the efficiency of care for elderly people. The Domestic, Condominium and Outdoor robotic platforms have been developed and the Robot-Era services have been defined. The first experimental loop in Peccioli (Italy) and ängen (Sweden) has started in September 2013. Over 6 months 70 senior citizens will use and test the Robot-Era system in realistic indoor and outdoor environments.

Objective

The objective of the Robot-Era proposal is to develop, implement and demonstrate the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-users of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments, which will actively work in real conditions and cooperate with real people and between them to favour independent living, improve the quality of life and the efficiency of care for elderly people.The Robot-Era proposal 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 proposal 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.

Related information

Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 1 544 758


Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34
56025 Pontedera
Italy
Administrative contact: Paolo Dario
Tel.: +39050883420
Fax: +39050883519
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 629 336


EDMUND-SIEMERS-ALLEE 1
20146 HAMBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Tim Scharfenberg
Tel.: +49 40 42883 2203
Fax: +49 40 42883 2206
E-mail
YOUSE GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 360 800


WINSSTRASSE 62
10405 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Sebastian Glende
Tel.: +49 30 20179800
E-mail
METRALABS GMBH NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN UND SYSTEME
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 627 605


AM VOGELHERD 22
98693 ILMENAU
Germany
Administrative contact: ANDREAS BLEY
Tel.: +49 367766743111
Fax: +49 367766743199
E-mail
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 482 000


VIA SANTA MARGHERITA 5
60124 ANCONA
Italy
Administrative contact: Fiorella Marcellini
Tel.: +390718004788
Fax: +3907135941
E-mail
TECHNODEAL SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 280 560


VIA BOCCIONI 2
56037 PECCIOLI
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabrizio Vecchi
Tel.: +393407207845
Fax: +39050883101
E-mail
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 312 400


VIA C.OLIVETTI 2
20864 AGRATE BRIANZA
Italy
Administrative contact: Cristina Di Gesu'
Tel.: +39 095 7408306
Fax: +39 095 7407513
E-mail
ROBOTECH SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 322 550


VIA MAZZINI 82
19038 SARZANA
Italy
Administrative contact: Giancarlo Teti
Tel.: +39 050 960519
Fax: +39 0587 670936
E-mail
COMUNE DI PECCIOLI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 112 151


PIAZZA DEL POPOLO 1
56037 PECCIOLI
Italy
Administrative contact: Adriana Viale
Tel.: +390587672601
Fax: +390587672676
E-mail
LANSGARDEN FASTIGHETER AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 168 600


SKOLGATAN 36
703 64 OREBRO
Sweden
Administrative contact: Hans Matsman
Tel.: +46 19 6023973
E-mail
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 771 280


FAKULTETSGATAN 1
70182 OREBRO
Sweden
Administrative contact: Silvia Coradeschi
Tel.: +4619303298
Fax: +4619303463
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 857 960


DRAKE CIRCUS
PL4 8AA PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Rachel Harris
Tel.: +44 1752 588167
Fax: +44 1752 588987
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 102051 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01