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Robotic Assistant for MCI patients at home

Objective

RAMCIP will research and develop a novel domestic service robot, with the aim to proactively and discreetly assist older persons, MCI and AD patients in their every day life. Instead of simply being an obedient servant, the RAMCIP robot will have high-level cognitive functions, driven through advanced human activity and home environment modelling and monitoring, enabling it to optimally decide when and how to assist. The robot will provide subtle physical and cognitive user skills training, by maintaining an optimal balance between physical assistance provision and user stimulation to act. The cognitive functions will orchestrate an ensemble of advanced lower-level mechanisms, enabling the robot to (a) communicate with the user and (b) establish dextrous and safe robotic manipulations. Communication will be based on multimodal interfaces, adapted and fused so as to meet the current user’s needs and interaction context. Apart from touch-screen, speech and gestural modalities, RAMCIP will incorporate an augmented reality display, as well as an underlying empathic communication channel, allowing it to sense user affect and moderate it. In the context of robotic manipulations, RAMCIP will introduce advanced dexterity in service robots for assisted living environments; the robot will employ a sophisticated anthropomorphic hand, manipulated though novel grasping and dexterity algorithms, being capable to grasp and manipulate a variety of objects in realistic user homes, supporting also safe handover. Safety will be a major research focus. By establishing safe and dextrous manipulations, emphasis will be paid on physical HRI, enabling novel assistance scenarios that will involve physical contact between the user and the robot. Through multi-faceted proactive assistance enabled through all the above, RAMCIP will advance user independency and quality of life of its user. The robot will be evaluated in two pilot sites that will be deployed in two countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 070 625,50

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 677 115
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 000
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Research Organisations
STANCZYK BARTLOMIEJ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 577 500
Address
Ul. Hiacyntowa 20
20 143 Lublin

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LUBLINIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 364 062,50
Address
Al Raclawickie 1
20 059 Lublin

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO ACE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 375
Address
Marques De Sentmenat 57
08014 Barcelona

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Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 402 500
Address
Unit 31 Spectrum House 32-34 Gordon House Road
NW5 1LP London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)