Robot-Era

Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent Environments in real scenarios for the ageing population

BioRobotics Institute Role: 
Coordinator



Project Lifetime
Jan 2012 to Dec 2015

Funding Institutions: 

European Community

Research Program: 
FP7-ICT-2011-7
Grant no.: 
288899
SSSA Total Cost: 
1,824,229.00
Contribution to SSSA: 
1,497,759.00
Dedicated website: 
 
Summary: 

The objective of the Robot-Era proposal is to develop, implement and demonstrate the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-users of a plurality of complete advanced robotic services, integrated in intelligent environments, which will actively work in real conditions and cooperate with real people and between them to favour independent living, improve the quality of life and the efficiency of care for elderly people.
The Robot-Era proposal is conceived as an IP project because of its ambition to design, implement and validate a set of robotic services for “ageing well”, facing fundamental scientific and technological challenges on robotics and ambient intelligence, cognitive-inspired robot learning architectures, elderly user-needs, design for acceptability and legal/insurance regulations and standards for real deployment.
The ambition of Robot-Era project is to significantly enhance the performance and acceptability of the current services to a new level of quality.
Different already available and commercial robotic systems will be adapted and integrated to cooperate and operate in domestic, condominium and outdoor environments.
The level of robotic services will be effectively enhanced thanks to the inclusion of cooperative robots that will be able to contemporarily act in indoor and outdoor environments, and of the AmI infrastructure, fully integrated in domestic and urban contexts that will facilitate the operations of robots, provide effective tools to supervise the various scenarios and ensure safe operations, and connect end-users, service providers and robots.
The Robot-Era proposal aims to implement a fully realistic and real experimental setup in urban and domestic environments and with different kinds of citizens: the elderly users, the service providers, the municipalities, and the caregivers.

What we do: 

Our team is involved in all Work Packages, from the development of the robotic platforms to their test in realistic and real settings.
The BioRobotics Institute is the Leader of the following Work Packages:
WP1 Project management and coordination
WP7 Integration, dependability and maintenance of Robot-Era services
WP8 Experiments and evaluation of realistic and real settings


Partners: 

1) SSSA - SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA (Italy)
2) INRCA - ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI (Italy)
3) YOUSE - YOUSE GmbH (Germany)
4) ORU - OREBRO UNIVERSITY (Sweden)
5) UHAM - UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG (Germany)
6) UOP - UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH (United Kingdom)
7) MLAB - METRALABS GMBH NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN UND SYSTEME (Germany)
8) ST-I - STMICROELECTRONICS SRL (Italy)
9) RT - ROBOTECH SRL (Italy)
10) TED - TECHNODEAL SRL (Italy)
11) MOP - COMUNE DI PECCIOLI (Italy)
12) LG - LANSGARDEN FASTIGHETER AKTIEBOLAG (Sweden)

 

 
 
Publications: 

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario: Implementation of 3D services for “Ageing well” applications: Robot-Era project. Proceedings of the foritaal2012 Forum, October 17 - 19, 2012, Parma, Italy

Bevilacqua R., Felici E., Marcellini F., Klemcke S., Nedopil C., Glende S., Cavallo F., Aquilano M., Carrozza M.C., Dario P.: Robot-Era project (FP7-ICT-2011.5.4): from the end-user’s perspective to robotics. Preliminary findings. Proceedings of the AAL - Ambient Assisted Living Forum 2012, September 24 - 27, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario: Robot-era project: The vision of 3D service robotics. Proceedings of the ISG*ISARC2012 - 8th World Conference of Gerontechnology, June 26-29 2012, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Meet the team