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Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years

Project description

ICT for Ageing and Wellbeing

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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 236 756
Administrative Contact
Farshid Amirabdollahian (Dr.)

Participants (8)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 612 299
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
CENTRE EXPERT EN TECHNOLOGIES ET SERVICES POUR LE MAINTIEN EN AUTONOMIE A DOMICILE DES PERSONNES AGEES
France
EU contribution
€ 343 880
Address
Rue Gustave Eiffel 2
10430 Rosiere Pres Troyes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Hewson (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 313
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Marti (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 360 860
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Wolters (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 229 476
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benno J Pals (Mr.)
STICHTING ZUYD HOGESCHOOL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 339 331
Address
Nieuw Eyckholt 300
6419 DJ Heerlen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gert Jan Gelderblom (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 117 918
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 096
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)