[robotics-worldwide] ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 Workshop on Personal Care Robots, 24 June 2013, BRL, UWE, Bristol, UK

Yiannis Gatsoulis gatsoulis at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 01:15:18 PDT 2013

Dear colleague

ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 Workshop on Personal care robots, 24 June 2013, BRL, UWE, Bristol, UK


ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 (Personal care robot safety) would like to announce the 1st International Workshop on Personal care robots in collaboration with CLAWAR Association Ltd; University of the West of England Bristol, UK; University of Gävle, Sweden; and the EXO-LEGS (www.exo-legs.org) project funded under the EC’s Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (www.aal-europe.eu) for elderly persons.


The main aim of this workshop is to announce the imminent publication of ISO 13482 (Safety requirements for personal care robots). 


The standard defines personal care robots and classifies them into three robot classes, namely mobile servant robot, physical assistant robots and person carrier robots. Special emphasis will be given in the workshop to physical assistant exoskeletons forming part of the physical assistant robots covered within ISO 13482. These assistive exoskeletons could have high potential to maintain the mobility of elderly persons and help them remain independent and active living in their homes for as long as possible.


The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. To attend the workshop, please go to the URL:




to obtain the registration form and details of how to register by 20 June 2013.


Please distribute this information to other colleagues who may be interested in the new emerging area of service robots.


Kind regards

Gurvinder Virk

WG7 Convenor






Professor Gurvinder S. Virk
Professor of Robotics and the Built Environment, University of Gävle, SE-801 76 Gävle, SWEDEN
Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems, KTH Royal Inst of Tech, SE-100 44 Stockholm
Tel: +46 26 648704, Fax: +46 26 648758, Mob: +46 705 406425, Email: gurvinder.virk at hig.se


Högskolan i Gävle, 801 76 Gävle • 026 64 85 00 • www.hig.se

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University of Gävle, SE-801 76 Gävle, Sweden • +46 (0) 26 64 85 00 • www.hig.se

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