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CompanionAble

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CompanionAble

  1. 1. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 CompanionAble Prof Atta Badii, University of Reading
  2. 2. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 18 Project Partners (7 countries)
  3. 3. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 Architecture for an Integrated Robot-SmartHome Environment
  4. 4. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 Use Cases 1. Video conferencing; robot comes close up and starts to video-conferencing via its on-board display 2. Cognitive training (through robot and / or through screens on the walls) 3. Today Screen: providing overview of relevant information for today (to do, appointments, weather info) 4. Agenda Management 5. Music player 6. Daytime Management Support (i.e. reminders for physical exercises, social interaction or cognitive activity) 7. Control of Smart Home Appliances (curtains, lights, doors. etc.) 8. Coming Home Support; welcoming and briefing /updating the care-recipient on what is relevant to know 9. Leaving Home support: reminding the care recipient not to forget certain items to take with you etc... 10. Robot Navigation and Autonomous docking / re-charging 11. Navigation e.g. go to the kitchen, but also “follow me” 12. Object/person “tracking” 13. Remote Control of the Robot 14. Different robot personas 15. Smart Medicine Reminders 16. Fall detection and Connection to Care Centre 17. Family Picture Album Presentation 18. Detection of Open Windows / doors 19. Detection of Appliances that are left on when leaving the house
  5. 5. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 Feedback from the Users “What surprised me, is that I myself started talking to the robot several times.” “The more initiative the robot takes, the more enjoyable it is.”
  6. 6. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 Open Issues 1. Technological Convergence: – Standards and Secure Semantic Interoperability: – COTS systems and services 2. Business Models Consolidation: – Solution Integration → Viable Business Integration – View and Order Services Online, Plug-Perform – Rent-a- AAL Systems/Service.... – Shared usage of companion robots in sheltered housing or nursing homes and hospitals…
  7. 7. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 3. related to Solution Integration and Exploitation – Forthcoming Plug & Play / self-learning / adapting solutions • “unpack your robot, turn on your house and there it is” – Widely accepted, implemented and used standards – High-level/meta middleware integration (e.g. universAAL) – Go beyond safety & security solutions – Extend operation area of RCs to outdoor and public places
  8. 8. CompanionAble Project: FP7 Grant Agreement Nr. 216487 Questions?

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