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IROMEC

Project ID: 045356
Financiado con arreglo a

Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions

Desde 2006-11-01 hasta 2009-10-31, proyecto cerrado | IROMEC Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 3 219 805

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 2 145 000

Coordinado en:

Austria

Convocatoria de propuestas:

FP6-2005-IST-6See other projects for this call

Régimen de financiación:

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Description

State of the art research emphasises the important role of play in child development as a crucial vehicle for learning about the physical and social environment, the self, and for developing social relationships. IROMEC targets children who are prevented from playing, either due to cognitive, developmental or physical impairments which affect their playing skills, leading to general impairments in their learning potential and more specifically resulting in isolation from the social environment. IROMEC will investigate how robotic toys can provide opportunities for learning and enjoyment. The developed robotic system will be tailored towards becoming a social mediator, empowering children with disabilities to discover the range of play styles from solitary to social and cooperative play. Robustness, dependability as well as "plug&play" operation of the robot system are specially addressed.

A novel framework for robotic social mediators will be developed and evaluated by means of a dedicated robot setup in the context of therapy and education. The research focus of IROMEC is on the user oriented definition of appropriate play scenarios, development of evaluation methods, definition of robot behaviours and interaction modes, and finally a system development compatible with safety as well as market demands. Outcomes of IROMEC will demonstrate on a conceptual, experimental, and technological level the novel role of a robotic mediator in therapy and education of children who are usually prevented from play. IROMEC aims to set the basis of a new product and service in the area of special education and thus is in line with the focus of the given strategic objective.

IROMEC brings together 8 multidisciplinary partners from pedagogy, psychology, ICT and robotics. This consortium ensures that IROMEC will not only end up answering academic questions but succeeds in producing economical and viable results with a time-to-market of less than two years after project completion.

Objetivo

State of the art research emphasises the important role of play in child development as a crucial vehicle for learning about the physical and social environment, the self, and for developing social relationships. IROMEC targets children who are prevented from playing, either due to cognitive, developmental or physical impairments which affect their playing skills, leading to general impairments in their learning potential and more specifically resulting in isolation from the social environment. IROMEC will investigate how robotic toys can provide opportunities for learning and enjoyment. The developed robotic system will be tailored towards becoming a social mediator, empowering children with disabilities to discover the range of play styles from solitary to social and cooperative play. Robustness, dependability as well as "plug&play" operation of the robot system are specially addressed.
A novel framework for robotic social mediators will be developed and evaluated by means of a dedicated robot setup in the context of therapy and education. The research focus of IROMEC is on the user oriented definition of appropriate play scenarios, development of evaluation methods, definition of robot behaviours and interaction modes, and finally a system development compatible with safety as well as market demands. Outcomes of IROMEC will demonstrate on a conceptual, experimental, and technological level the novel role of a robotic mediator in therapy and education of children who are usually prevented from play. IROMEC aims to set the basis of a new product and service in the area of special education and thus is in line with the focus of the given strategic objective.
IROMEC brings together 8 multidisciplinary partners from pedagogy, psychology, ICT and robotics. This consortium ensures that IROMEC will not only end up answering academic questions but succeeds in producing economical and viable results with a time-to-market of less than two years after project completion.

Coordinador

PROFACTOR GMBH
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 241 793


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2444 Seibersdorf
Austria
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Gernot Kronreif
Tel.: +43-50550-2218
Fax: +43-50550-2204
Correo electrónico

Participantes

ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH
La participación finalizó
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


DONAU-CITY STR. 1
1220 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Gernot Kronreif
Tel.: 0043 50550 2218
Fax: 0043 50550 2204
Correo electrónico
RISOLUTA TECNOLOGIA CON ESPIRITU SLL
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 40 218


CALLE TECNOLOGIA 10
11407 JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, CADIZ
Spain
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: ANTONIO CALA
Tel.: +34956 33 4243
Fax: +34956 33 4243
Correo electrónico
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE, CONEXAS Y AFINES
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 115 063


AVENIDA DE LA INDUSTRIA 23
03440 IBI (ALICANTE)
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Malena Fabregat
Tel.: +34965554475
Fax: +34965554490
Correo electrónico
ROBOSOFT SA
France

Aportación de la UE: EUR 363 118


TECHNOPOLE D'IZARBEL
64210 BIDART
France
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: JOSEPH CANOU
Tel.: +33559415360
Fax: +33559415379
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 292 240


VIA BANCHI DI SOTTO 55
53100 SIENA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Patrizia Marti
Tel.: +39 0577234738
Fax: +39 0577234752
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITA DELLA VALLE D'AOSTA
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 257 160


STRADA CAPPUCCINI 2/A
11100 AOSTA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Serenella Besio
Tel.: +39 3473321828
Fax: +39(0)165306749
Correo electrónico
STICHTING WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK REVALIDATIEVRAAGSTUKKEN
La participación finalizó
Netherlands

Aportación de la UE: EUR 188 219


ZANDBERGSWEG 111
6432 CC HOENSBROEK
Netherlands
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Gert Jan Gelderblom
Tel.: +31 45 5237546
Fax: +31 5231550
Correo electrónico
STICHTING VILANS
Netherlands

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


CATHARIJNESINGEL 47
3511 GC UTRECHT
Netherlands
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 442 700


COLLEGE LANE
AL10 9AB HATFIELD, HERTFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: KERSTIN DAUTENHAHN
Tel.: +44-1707-284321
Fax: +44-1707-284303
Correo electrónico
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