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MOnarCH

Project reference: 601033
Funded under

Multi-Robot Cognitive Systems Operating in Hospitals

From 2013-02-01 to 2016-03-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 428 632

EU contribution:

EUR 3 319 753

Coordinated in:

Portugal

Call for proposal:

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

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
MOnarCH targets the development of a novel framework to model mixed human-robot societies, and its demonstration using a network of heterogeneous robots and sensors, in the pediatric area of an oncological hospital. It will handle uncertainties introduced by people and robots, generate natural interactions and engage in edutainment activities. The expected outcomes are an operational system able to interact with people in a natural way, novel results on key properties of networked robot systems, and guidelines to translate the system to applications in hospital environments, and further scenarios sharing similarities with them, e.g., kindergarten, and personal assistance to elderly at home.

Objective

MOnarCH targets (i) the development of a novel framework to model mixed human-robot societies, and (ii) its demonstration using a network of heterogeneous robots and sensors, in the pediatric area of an oncological hospital. It will handle uncertainties introduced by people and robots, generate natural interactions, and engage in edutainment activities.The expected outcomes are (i) an operational system able to interact with people in a natural way, (ii) novel results on key properties of networked robot systems, and (iii) guidelines to translate the system to applications in hospital environments, and further scenarios sharing similarities with them, e.g., kindergarten, and personal assistance to elderly at home.Innovation is expected mainly in (i) the modeling and analysis of the dynamics of social organizations, and social individuals, (ii) the mapping between such models and implementable systems, (iii) the integration between models related to social and asocial behaviors, (iv) the introduction of creative methods of interaction between people and robots, based on models of the dynamics of social organizations and individuals, and (v) the adaptation of robots to individuals and groups of people. This framework will map concepts in social sciences into social skills, group behaviors, and human-robot interaction, using learning methodologies and decision-theoretic principles.Functional tests will be executed using the networked robotics environment at IST and other partners. Technologies such as a network of fixed cameras, RFID tags, teleoperation devices, voice generation, both isolated and combined as augmented reality interfaces, will be used. Specific tests will be carried out in a real hospital, at IPOL.The Consortium is formed by research institutions, SMEs, and one hospital, and has the competences to (i) ensure that the deployed system fully complies with the hospital requirements, and (iii) enable the transition to market of the obtained solutions.

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Coordinator

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 363 168


Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisbon
Portugal
Administrative contact: Teresa Malhoa
Tel.: +351 218417631
Fax: +351 218417154
E-mail

Participants

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 620 352


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Alcherio Martinoli
Tel.: +41 216936891
Fax: +41 216931280
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 717 489


CALLE MADRID 126
28903 GETAFE (MADRID)
Spain
Administrative contact: Regina GARCÍA BEATO
Tel.: +34916249931
Fax: +34916249930
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 438 009


SPUI 21
1012WX AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Vanessa Wolters
Tel.: +31205257876
E-mail
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DE ONCOLOGIA DE LISBOA FRANCISCO GENTIL EPE
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 57 872


RUA PROFESSOR LIMA BASTO
1099-023 LISBOA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Teresa Larcher
Tel.: +351 962618018
E-mail
SELFTECH - ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA LDA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 364 869


RUA DA PEDREIRA 41
6215678 UNHAIS DA SERRA
Portugal
Administrative contact: João Estilita
Tel.: +351 966008689
E-mail
YDREAMS ROBOTICS SA
Participation ended
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 76 911


EDIFICIO A MOAGEM CIDADE DO ENGENHO E DAS ARTES LARGO DA EST
6230 311 FUNDAO
Portugal
Administrative contact: Mónica Pedro
Tel.: +351 919930573
Fax: +351 210314001
E-mail
IDMIND - ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS LDA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 227 821


ESTRADA DO PACO DO LUMIAR - POLO TECNOLOGICO DE LISBOA LOTE
1600546 LISBOA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Cristina Russo
Tel.: +351 217102575
Fax: +351 217102576
E-mail
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 453 262


FAKULTETSGATAN 1
70182 OREBRO
Sweden
Administrative contact: Silvia Coradeschi
Tel.: +46 19303298
Fax: +46 19303463
E-mail
Record Number: 107157 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11