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Home. Www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/publications/Khaled_Ali/icra97.pdf. Scriptproject.eu. SELEMCA | CRISP. The Services of Electro-mechanical Care Agencies (SELEMCA) lab is a research facility in Amsterdam dedicated to exploring novel assistive technologies for groups such as elderly persons and people suffering from (mental) health disorders. More specifically, our mandate includes the development of systems built around human interactions with robots, computer-based agents, and virtual worlds. We refer to these systems as Caredroids, devices or software that will provide a variety of medical services. As traditional channels for secondary health care become scarcer due to aging populations and smaller family sizes, supplementing or replacing existing support networks with technology such as Caredroids will become increasingly critical. The increasing demand for care services cannot be solved by productivity improvements alone.

A new approach is the use of creative technological solutions to supplement and replace existing care-services. What questions are answered? Who is involved? Videos - Innovation Union. Robosoft | ROBOSOFT. Products | McRoberts - Moving technology. Stichting Smart Homes, Nationaal Kenniscentrum Domotica & Slim Wonen - CompanionAble. Een slimme woning die samenwerkt met een vriendelijk robotmaatje om mensen met milde geheugenproblemen een handje te helpen in hun dagelijkse activiteiten. CompanionAble is een onderzoeksproject waarin naast Smart Homes nog 17 partnerbedrijven en universiteiten samenwerken gedurende vier jaar.

Het project combineert het beste uit beide werelden van domotica en robotica om mensen met vergeetachtigheid zo optimaal en prettig mogelijk te ondersteunen. Het slimme huis is 24 uur per dag actief in alle ruimten van de woning en houdt een oogje in het zeil. De robot fungeert als een mobiel maatje waarmee natuurlijke interactie mogelijk is via spraak en het aanraakscherm en speelt een belangrijke rol in de motivatie van mensen. Wanneer deze twee gaan samenwerken, met hulp van andere slimme apparaten in de woonomgeving, zijn veel zeer nuttige scenario’s denkbaar. Smart Homes is verantwoordelijk voor de gebruikersonderzoeken en uitgebreide pilots in Nederland. Projectinformatie Projectpartners. Stichting Smart Homes, Nationaal Kenniscentrum Domotica & Slim Wonen - Samenwonen met een robot. Een maatje in huis voor ouderen en mensen met geheugenbeperkingen.

Hoe ervaren mensen dit in de praktijk? Smart Homes werkt in Europees verband aan twee companion / zorgrobots: CompanionAble en Mobiserv. Beide projecten hebben op dit moment functionele en werkende robots in de Slimste Woning van Nederland rondrollen en de onderzoekers van Smart Homes zitten volop in intensieve gebruikerstesten met potentiële eindgebruikers, hun partners en zorgverleners. Voor Mobiserv bezoeken ouderen en verzorgers de woning voor enkele uren om kennis te maken met de zorgrobot en andere nieuwe technologieën en hun ervaringen te delen. Voor CompanionAble zullen mensen met geheugenproblemen, samen met hun partner of mantelzorger, twee volle dagen doorbrengen in de Slimste Woning van Nederland met de in het project ontwikkelde zorgrobot.

Deze sessies leveren enorm veel nieuwe informatie en inzichten op in de interactie tussen mens en technologie. Newsroom : Innovative rehabilitation for stroke victims. Innovative rehabilitation for stroke victims [Date: 2013-01-10] A pioneering rehabilitation system has been developed, with the aim of improving the quality of life of those suffering from brain damage. The WALKX project, was co-funded for two years by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), and developed by the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) in Spain.

The home rehabilitation system supports the patient from sitting to standing position and improves overall manoeuvrability. This improves patient autonomy, particularly for those suffering from stroke (cerebrovascular accident), which is the most common cause of adult disability in Europe. Around 75 % of sufferers survive, but many people lose the ability to live independently in their own home.

As strokes often result in long-term disability, rehabilitation and hospitalisation represent a major economic burden for the EU of around EUR 34 billion annually. For more information, please visit: Health Robotics - HEALTH ROBOTICS. Health Robotics' i.v.STATION Robot Wins Vodafone Award for Neonatal Care at... -- BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, July 30. BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that i.v.STATION and Mangiagalli's Clinic won a national grant from the Vodafone Foundation, as selected by Vodafone customers' votes from a group of potential projects, all of which were focused on children's welfare.

This grant provided funding for the i.v.STATION Robot at Mangiagalli, where 6,500 children are born every year, many of them requiring intensive care and complex medication dilutions (including multi-ingredient and double dilutions). Professor Fabio Mosca, Director of the Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico's Mangiagalli Institute, stated: "I'm very pleased to have finally found in i.v.STATION the right technology to handle the complexity of Sterile Compounding for Neonatal Care. Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive Vice President, stated: "This is yet another testimonial to the fact that Health Robotics is the only I.V. 1. SILVER | Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through RoboticsSILVER | Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through Robotics. Smart chair: powered by thought | euronews, hi-tech. It sounds like something from science fiction, being able to control a device through thought alone.

However, a prototype wheelchair manoeuvred by human thought is very much science fact and was invented by a father and son research team from Australia. For the magic to happen, the user must first be fitted with a headband that reads brainwaves. The chair is then operated when the user thinks certain thoughts and blinks. A camera helps the device to navigate obstacles and if stuck in a crowd, the chair’s own robotic brain takes over, but only for a limited time.

Researchers are confident this technology will have a huge psychological impact to people unable to walk and what’s more, this smart chair is simpler to use and less expensive than the similar creations being developed in other countries. The smart chair has been already tested on 20 people with positive results. Robots under the skin | euronews, futuris. A team of scientists in Italy have been working on a unique robotic surgery system. They hope that one day robots could take over the work of surgeons in operation theatres. Gianluigi Petroni is one of the biomedical engineers at the SSSA Biorobotics Institute, he describes one of the procedures that robots could soon be performing: “The robot enters the patient’s body via the navel. We firstly insert a small capsule. Then the two robotic arms are inserted through this capsule one by one. Once inside, the robot is configured to be remotely controlled by the surgeon.”

The robot sends 3D pictures to help the surgeon execute precise, non-invasive surgery on delicate parts of the human body without any visible scar. Luca Morelli a Surgeon at Cisanello Hospital in Italy says the technology could prove extremely useful: “Single port access surgery – surgery with a single small incision – has very few applications today. Under the knife Gianluigi Petroni adds: Autonomy Complications Science-fiction. A world without limits | euronews, futuris.

New technologies are blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual world. The brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own body. Can that improve our lives? At Barcelona University, scientists are working on a European Research Project to link a human brain to a robot using skin electrodes and video goggles so that the user feels they are actually in the android body wherever it is in the world.

The electrodes measure brain impulses enabling a person to control the robot’s actions without moving their own limbs. The idea is to enable severely disabled people to enter the world via a real-life avatar. Using a remote avatar, anyone can travel without leaving home. But to make the experience feel more realistic, several senses need to work together. In a laboratory in Pisa, scientists are testing a chair that vibrates in time with 3D video playback, recreating some of the physical aspects of walking. Healthcare robots/ Good list of papers and presentations. Problemstellung: Der demografische Wandel, die durch eine stetig verbesserte medizinische Versorgung längere Lebenszeit und die gestiegenen Ansprüche an die Lebensqualität sowie insbesondere die auf einem niedrigen Stand stagnierende Fertilitätsrate stellen die sozialen Sicherungssysteme und die Integrationsfähigkeit der Gesellschaft vor große Herausforderungen.

Davon ausgehend, dass der demografische Wandel erhebliche Chancen für Wirtschaft und Beschäftigung in sich birgt, stellt sich die Frage, wie durch geeignete mikrosystemtechnische Anwendungen nicht nur die Risiken und Problemlagen ausbalanciert, sondern ebenso die Potenziale der alternden Gesellschaft genutzt werden können. Senioren werden in dieser Sicht als wirtschaftlich bedeutsame, erfahrungs- und kompetenzreiche Gruppe unserer Gesellschaft angesehen, deren Bedeutung in den nächsten Jahren weiter zunehmen wird. Zielsetzung: Lösungsweg: CASERO - Fahrerloses Transportsystem der Firma MLR System GmbH Ludwigsburg. Projektbeschreibung. Problemstellung: Der demografische Wandel, die durch eine stetig verbesserte medizinische Versorgung längere Lebenszeit und die gestiegenen Ansprüche an die Lebensqualität sowie insbesondere die auf einem niedrigen Stand stagnierende Fertilitätsrate stellen die sozialen Sicherungssysteme und die Integrationsfähigkeit der Gesellschaft vor große Herausforderungen.

Davon ausgehend, dass der demografische Wandel erhebliche Chancen für Wirtschaft und Beschäftigung in sich birgt, stellt sich die Frage, wie durch geeignete mikrosystemtechnische Anwendungen nicht nur die Risiken und Problemlagen ausbalanciert, sondern ebenso die Potenziale der alternden Gesellschaft genutzt werden können.

Senioren werden in dieser Sicht als wirtschaftlich bedeutsame, erfahrungs- und kompetenzreiche Gruppe unserer Gesellschaft angesehen, deren Bedeutung in den nächsten Jahren weiter zunehmen wird. Zielsetzung: Lösungsweg: CASERO - Fahrerloses Transportsystem der Firma MLR System GmbH Ludwigsburg. Robot with the people in mind - UID service robots designed user-centric | hello technology - UID. Der Roboter fährt zum Wasserspender, füllt einen Becher und stellt ihn mit Hilfe seines Greifarms auf ein integriertes Tablett. Anschließend rollt er in den Wohnbereich des Pflegeheims.

Über eine Kamera erkennt der Roboter Herrn Seibel und versorgt den Bewohner mit Wasser. So haben die Pflegekräfte den Flüssigkeitshaushalt ihrer Schützlinge immer im Blick.Dies ist nur eins von vier Einsatzszenarien, die die User Interface Design GmbH (UID) im Forschungsprojekt WiMi-Care für die beiden Serviceroboter Casero und Care-O-bot entworfen hat. Ziel des Projekts ist die Entwicklung von Servicerobotern, die optimal auf die Bedürfnisse und den Alltag der Pflegekräfte und Bewohner abgestimmt sind.

Sie sollen das Pflegepersonal bei Routinetätigkeiten unterstützen, so dass diese mehr Zeit für die Pflege und Betreuung der Bewohner haben. Geschärfter Blick für den Nutzer Der Mensch kommuniziert mit den Servicerobotern über die Benutzungsschnittstelle. Roboter-Bedienung leicht gemacht Kontakt. Srs-project.eu | Multi-Role Shadow Robotic System for Independent Living. Press release of the University of Duisburg-Essen. [27.01.2009] Medikamente verabreichen oder Essen und Trinken anreichen: Serviceroboter für die Pflege sind technisch bereits weit fortgeschritten, aber werden sie auch von Pflegebedürftigen in stationären Einrichtungen akzeptiert?

Dieser Fragestellung geht ein neues Forschungsprojekt an der Universität Duisburg-Essen nach, das in den kommenden drei Jahren vom Bundesforschungsministerium mit rund 1,5 Mio. Euro gefördert wird. Projektpartner sind das Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung sowie zwei Ludwigsburger Firmen. UDE-Projektkoordinatorin Soziologieprof.

Karen Shire (Ph.D.): „Grundsätzlich geht es um die Frage, ob und wie die Lebensqualität von pflegebedürftigen Menschen durch geeignete technische Anwendungen verbessert werden kann. Ob sich die stimmgesteuerten Roboter tatsächlich für den Pflege-Einsatz eignen, wird demnächst der Praxistest in einer Stuttgarter Einrichtung zeigen. Home - Fraunhofer IPA. Care-O-bot® is the product vision of a mobile robot assistant to actively support humans in domestic environments. The meanwhile third generation of this successful development series is characterized by a product like system design and for the first time provides the potential to apply manipulating mobile service robots in everyday environments. The use of industrial components approved in daily practice ensures the dependability of the system.

Care-O-bot 3 in application Why don't you surprise your customers and visitors by installing an interactive Care-O-bot 3 with individual design and application specific programming in your company building or at the next trade fair? Or you can use Care-O-bot 3 to test and present your latest products and technologies. Apart from building up a new Care-O-bot 3 platform it is also possible to rent an existing robot. Care-O-bot 3 in research Care-O-bot 3 can be used as a robust, close-to-product research and development platform. Members Press Release - IFR International Federation of Robotics. Schunk, Germany - IFR Partner Service robotics is the future key market 1 April 2011 Insiders are convinced that golden times lie ahead for service robotics. Around the world companies and institutes have recognized the potential of robots as helpers for humans, and are working on everyday solutions.

All different kinds of businesses are interested in service robotics, from large companies, to innovative startups, and also conventional manufacturers of industrial robots, electronic and automation components. Service robotics will push various worldwide industries forward. An ever increasing number of companies are discovering service robotics for themselves Service robotics are no longer exclusively for university research. Even though service robot technologies are fully developed in many areas, the market development for service robotics is still in its infancy. The market demands payable solutions User-friedly programming And humans adapt, too Dr. Facebook Groups SCHUNK GmbH & Co. Press Release - IFR International Federation of Robotics. Robots to Create More Than a Million Jobs by 2016 Tokyo, 10 November 2011 - ROBOTICS will be a major driver for global job creation over the next five years. The announcement is based on a study conducted by the market research firm, Metra Martech, "Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment", which was published on Thursday in Tokyo.

One million industrial robots currently in operation have been directly responsible for the creation of close to three million jobs, the study concluded. A growth in robot use over the next five years will result in the creation of one million high quality jobs around the world. Robots will help to create jobs in some of the most critical industries of this century: consumer electronics, food, solar & wind power, and advanced battery manufacturing to name just a few. Industrial Robots save production locations and millions of jobs Critical areas of growth in robotic deployment The Future - where robots will make the most impact beyond 2016.

When Machines Do Your Job. Health and mobility. Mobility/ medgadget. Making Remote Presence Routine | InTouch Health. CHARM LAB Main/Research. Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | Gadget Lab.