Assistive Robotics

Assistive Robotics

The aim of the Assistive Robotics lab is to study and develop ICT technologies and robotics solutions able to provide assistance to elderly people in daily life. The main expected effects of these technologies are to improve the quality of life and the independence of senior persons and to suppor clinicians and caregivers in supplying services. The researches of this group are related to Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Service Robotics.

The main work areas of this group are:

  • Wireless Sensor Networks & Smart Environments
  • Assistive Robots for Indoor Spaces
  • Biomechanics Evaluation of Parkinson's Disease on Feet and Hand Movements
  • Roadmap and Strategic Research Agenda of AAL Research Priorities
  • Usabilty and Acceptability of Advanced Technologies.

 

This research group is supervised by Professor Paolo Dario.

The main research activity is carried out in Peccioli at the Business Incubator and the DomoCasa Living Lab (see map). 

 

 
Active Grants

-Robot-Era
-AALIANCE2
- OmniaRoboCare
- High Chest

Past Grants

RITA
- ECHORD - ASTROMOBILE
- Alzheimer Mantova
- Parkinson

 

 

Multimedia

Publications

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Filippo Cavallo, Michela Aquilano, Manuele Bonaccorsi, Raffaele Limosani, Alessandro Manzi, Maria Chiara Carrozza and Paolo Dario, "On the design, development and experimentation of the ASTRO assistive robot integrated in smart environments", IEEE ICRA 2013 conference, 2013

R. Bevilacqua, E. Felici, F. Marcellini, S. Klemcke, C. Nedopil, S. Glende, F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "Robot-Era project (FP7-ICT-2011.5.4): from the end-user’s perspective to robotics. Preliminary findings.", AAL Forum 2012 conference, 2012.

Michela Aquilano, Filippo Cavallo, Raffaele Esposito, Erika Rovini, Massimo Filippi, Dario Esposito, Paolo Dario,, and Maria Chiara Carrozza, "Ambient Assisted Living and Ageing: Preliminary Results of RITA Project", IEEE EMBC2012 conference, 2012

Michela Aquilano, Filippo Cavallo, Irene Mannari, Maria Chiara Carrozza, and Paolo Dario, "Acceptability and User Centered Design of ASTRO: the assistant robot of elderly people", ICSR 2011 conference, 2011

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M. Bonaccorsi, I. Mannari, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "Multidisciplinary approach for developing a new robotic system for domiciliary assistance to elderly people", IEEE EMBC 2011 Conference, 2011

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, G. Anerdi, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, and A. Greco, “ Technological and cognitive roadmaps for Ambient Assisted Living”, HCP 2011 Conference, 2011

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, F. Stieger, M. Bonaccorsi, M. Stieger, A. Breznik, P. Grasch, M.C. Carrozza, and P. Dario, “ ASTROMOBILE Project - Assistive SmarT RObotic platform for indoor environments: MOBILity and intEraction”, ForItAAL 2010 Conference, 2010

P. Nepa, F. Cavallo, M. Bonaccorsi, M. Aquilano, M.C. Carrozza, and P. Dario, “ Experimental Analysis of RSSI-Based Indoor Location Systems with WLAN Circularly Polarized Antennas”, IEEE MobiHealth 2010 Conference, 2010

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M. Bonaccorsi, M. C. Carrozza, and P. Dario, “Preliminary characterization of an indoor localization system using a ZigBee-based sensor network and a triaxial accelerometer”, AALIANCE 2010 Conference, 2010

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, L. Odetti, M. Arvati, and M.C. Carrozza, “A first step toward a pervasive and smart ZigBee sensor system for assistance and rehabilitation”, IEEE ICORR2009 conference, 2009

ABSTRACTS
F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, R. Esposito, E. Rovini, M. Filippi, D. Esposito, P. Dario, M.C. Carrozza, "RITA: An ambient assisted living approach to study, design and implement socio-medical services, for ageing well.", ISG2012 - Published on Gerontechnology 2012;11(2):289

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "Robot-Era Project: The vision of 3D service robotics.", ISG2012 - Published on Gerontechnology 2012;11(2):365

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, F. Stieger, M. Bonaccorsi, M. Stieger, A. Breznik, P. Grasch, M.C. Carrozza, P. Dario, "ASTROMOBILE - Assistive SmarT RObotic platform for indoor environments: MOBILity and intEraction", euRobotics Forum 2011 – Workshop on “Assistance robots for the elderly”

Michela Aquilano, Filippo Cavallo, Marco Arvati, Paolo Dario, Maria Chiara Carrozza, “AAL solution for night monitoring in nursing homes”, AAL Forum 2009 – Workshop on Young Researchers and PhD, 2009

F. Cavallo, M. Aquilano, M. Arvati, L. Odetti, M. C. Carrozza, “Toward a smart home solution for domiciliary assistance in Alzheimer’s diseases”, International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD2009), 2009

 

Our team

Dr.  Cavallo , Filippo




Assistant Professor


Dr.  Aquilano , Michela




Alumni


Dr.  Bonaccorsi , Manuele




Research Assistant


Dr.  Fiorini , Laura




Post Doctoral Fellow


Dr.  Limosani , Raffaele




Post Doctoral Fellow


 Acerbi , Giorgia




Research Assistant


 Esposito , Dario




Research Assistant


 Esposito , Raffaele




Research Assistant


 Manzi , Alessandro




Ph.D. Student


 Moschetti , Alessandra




Ph.D. Student


 Rovini , Erika




Ph.D. Student


 Mannari , Irene




Consultant


 Pagliai , Teresa




Consultant


 Morachioli , Annagiulia




Ph.D. Student