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LIFEBOTS Exchange
Creating a new reality of care and welfare through the inclusion of social robots

Challenge

The project aims enhancing cross-sector, international and interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of social robotics technology for care. Are robots ready for society, and is society ready for robots? How can social robots can be included in people’s lives? Robots are increasingly being used in the healthcare sector as a potential solution to the current and future challenges faced by the healthcare sector.

Solution

Exchange and training of the personnel of the entities promoting the consortium in Research and Technological Development and Technology Transfer, associated to the main enabling technologies for robotics (field of application of the Social Robots for Health and Well-being proposal).

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

The core of the project includes some of the strongest actors in international research, SMEs and user organisations, focusing on three activity lines: technological, sociological, care-and-welfare. To be able to understand the impact of introducing social robots in care, the three areas that will be affected by this technical evolution will be researched:
1. Care provided as medical practice; this is the care given to patients in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centres and other medical facilities;

2. Residential care - this area refers to all care institutions accepting patient/clients as residents: elderly homes, nursing homes, special needs schools for children or adults, etc.;

3. Family care, investigating how social robots can be implemented in the home, and as a part of domestic life.

Project Reference

Grant Agreement No 824047

Funding


Intervention Region

Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Romania and Belgium

Total Investment

768.200,00

IPN Investment

133.400,00

Total Eligible

768.200,00

IPN Eligible

133.400,00

EC Funding – Total

740.600,00

EC Funding – IPN

133.400,00

Duration

48 Months

Start Date

2019-04-01

End Date

2023-03-31

Approval Date

2018-09-18

Consortium

Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica - Associação
Instituto Pedro Nunes
Compexin SA
Caritas Diocesana de Coimbra
IDMIND - Engenharia de Sistemas, Lda
Technicka Univerzita V Kosiciach
Universite de Geneve
Co - Robotics SRL
Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
Universitetssykehuset Nord - Norge HF
European Health Telematics Association

Website

http://lifebots.eu

Keywords

Social Robotics Technology;
Assistive technologies;
Social Inclusion;
eHealth.