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Agile Co-Creation of Robots for Ageing

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Advanced ICT robotics for active and healthy ageing

Ageing is often linked to decreased activity and health challenges. However, advancements in robotics offer promising solutions to enhance daily wellbeing. The EU-funded ACCRA project aims to develop innovative ICT robotics-based interventions for promoting active and healthy ageing. The project will follow a four step approach: need study, co-creation, experimentation, and sustainability analysis. It will focus on three key areas: walking support, housework assistance, and conversation rehabilitation. The effectiveness of these applications will be evaluated in France, Italy, the Netherlands and Japan. A FIWARE platform will integrate various enablers, including universAAL features while leveraging two robotics solutions, Astro (robot) and Buddy (robot companion). By fostering collaborative efforts between Europe and Japan, this joint initiative aims to achieve efficient synergies.


The mission of ACCRA is to enable the development of advanced ICT Robotics based solutions for extending active and healthy ageing in daily life by defining, developing and demonstrating an agile co-creation development process. To this end, a four-step methodology (need study, co-creation, experimentation, sustainability analysis) will be defined and applied in three applications (support for walking, housework, conversation rehabilitation) and assessed in France, Italy, Netherlands and Japan. The three applications will be based on a FIWARE platform integrating a number of enablers including features of universAAL and supporting two robotics solutions, Astro (Robot) and Buddy (Robot companion). The MAST impact assessment framework will be used integrating the following dimensions: user perceptions, user outcomes, ELSI, economic aspects, technical aspects, organisational aspects.
ACCRA is a joint European-Japanese initiative including a multidisciplinary team of 6 European partners and 3 Japanese partners. The project has a three-year duration. It is structured to allow for balanced contribution and efficient synergistic collaboration between Europe and Japan

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Net EU contribution
€ 685 406,25
75008 Paris

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 685 406,25

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