[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Workshop: Robots as Helpers and Companions for Assisted Living on ERF2015

Franz Werner f.werner at raltec.at
Wed Feb 25 00:40:49 PST 2015

Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to our workshop "Robots as Helpers and Companions for Assisted Living", which takes place at the European Rootics Forum 2015 on March 13 from 8:30 to 10:00, in Vienna, Austria

Find info on the workshops website here: www.potenziaal.at

The field of robotics within assisted living currently lacks clear definitions, boundaries and appropriate evaluation procedures that would be a prerequisite to support the multi-annual roadmapping process.

In this context, the first session of this workshop presents a current overview of AAL robotics, developed from actual user needs and application fields, and invites discussion on robot categories and potentials. The second session focuses on the presentation of a vision for Companion Robots for assisted living applications and a possible evaluation model in the practical case of the Robot-Era Project.

The workshop is free of charge for participants of the European Robotics Forum 2015 where the early bird registration is open until 1. March.

8:30 - 8:35: Introduction by the workshop organizers
8:35 - 9:15: Session 1
 - Overview of AAL Robotics: State-of-the-art, Categories and Potentials
 - Structured brainstorming and discussion using questionnaires, voting and ranking instruments
9:15 - 10:00 Session 2
 - Overview on Robot Companions for Assisted Living: concepts and vision
 - A model for evaluation Robot Companions in active and healthy ageing
 - Open Round Table Discussion

 - Filippo Cavallo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
 - Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
 - Sabine Payr, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Austria
 - Franz Werner, Research group for assisted living technologies (raltec), Austria

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

With kind regards,
The workshop organizers.

DI Mag. Franz Werner
Senior Researcher

Raltec - Researchgroup for Assisted Living Technologies
T + 43 650 33 99 100

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