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MOBOT

Project reference: 600796
Funded under

Intelligent Active MObility Aid RoBOT integrating Multimodal Communication

From 2013-02-01 to 2016-07-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 178 235

EU contribution:

EUR 3 149 912

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
Mobility disabilities are prevalent in our ageing society and impede activities important for the independent living of elderly people and their quality of life. The MOBOT project aims at supporting mobility and thus enforcing fitness and vitality by developing intelligent active mobility assistance robots for indoor environments that provide user-centred, context-adaptive and natural support. Towards these targets, a multimodal action recognition system will be developed to monitor, analyse and predict user actions with a high level of accuracy and detail. Direct involvement of end-user groups will ensure that actual user needs are addressed. User trials will be conducted to evaluate and benchmark the overall system and to demonstrate the vital role of MOBOT technologies for Europe’s service robotics.

Objective

Mobility disabilities are prevalent in our ageing society and impede activities important for the independent living of elderly people and their quality of life. The MOBOT project aims at supporting mobility and thus enforcing fitness and vitality by developing intelligent active mobility assistance robots for indoor environments that provide user-centred, context-adaptive and natural support. Our driving concept envisions cognitive robotic assistants that act (a) proactively by realizing an autonomous and context-specific monitoring of human activities and by subsequently reasoning on meaningful user behavioural patterns, as well as (b) adaptively and interactively, by analysing multi-sensory and physiological signals related to gait and postural stability, and by performing adaptive compliance control for optimal physical support and active fall prevention.Towards these targets, a multimodal action recognition system will be developed to monitor, analyse and predict user actions with a high level of accuracy and detail. The main thrust of our approach will be the enhancement of computer vision techniques with modalities such as range sensor images, haptic information as well as command-level speech and gesture recognition. Data-driven multimodal human behaviour analysis will be conducted and behavioural patterns will be extracted. Findings will be imported into a multimodal human-robot communication system, involving both verbal and nonverbal communication and will be conceptually and systemically synthesised into mobility assistance models taking into consideration safety critical requirements. All these modules will be incorporated in a behaviour-based and context-aware robot control framework. Direct involvement of end-user groups will ensure that actual user needs are addressed. Finally, user trials will be conducted to evaluate and benchmark the overall system and to demonstrate the vital role of MOBOT technologies for Europe's service robotics.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 398 530


COLDHARBOUR LANE FRENCHAY CAMPUS
BS16 1QY BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Angelika Peer
Tel.: +44 117 328 2529
E-mail

Participants

BETHANIEN KRANKENHAUS - GERIATRISCHES ZENTRUM - GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 217 783


ROHRBACHER STRASSE 149
69126 HEIDELBERG
Germany
Administrative contact: Rainer Frischmann
Tel.: +49 6221 3191602
Fax: +49 6221 3191605
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 348 840


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Angelika Peer
Tel.: +498928923412
Fax: +498928928340
E-mail
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 430 565


SEMINARSTRASSE 2
69117 HEIDELBERG
Germany
Administrative contact: Katja Mombaur
Tel.: +49 6221548867
Fax: +496221548810
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 277 650


Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
78153 LE CHESNAY Cedex
France
Administrative contact: Mireille Moulin
Tel.: +331 72 91 59 64
E-mail
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 540 550


Patission Str. 42
10682 ATHINA
Greece
Administrative contact: Petros Maragos
Tel.: +302107722360
Fax: +302107723397
E-mail
ATHENA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGIES
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 419 260


ARTEMIDOS 6 KAI EPIDAVROU
151 25 MAROUSSI
Greece
Administrative contact: Katerina Papadaki
Tel.: +30 2106875431
Fax: +30 2106854270
E-mail
DIAPLASIS REHABILITATION CENTER SA
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 125 280


B PARODOS ARTEMIDOS 1
24100 KALAMATA
Greece
Administrative contact: Christos Virvilis
Tel.: +306932424414
E-mail
BARTLOMIEJ MARCIN STANCZYK
Poland

EU contribution: EUR 370 920


ul. Hiacyntowa 20
20-143 Lublin
Poland
Administrative contact: Bartlomiej Stanczyk
Tel.: +48 60666443
Fax: +48817479095
E-mail
ECOLE CENTRALE DES ARTS ET MANUFACTURES
France

EU contribution: EUR 20 534


GRANDE VOIE DES VIGNES
92290 CHATENAY MALABRY
France
Administrative contact: Philippe Lezer
Tel.: +33 0141131236
Fax: +33 0141131615
E-mail
Record Number: 106993 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11