Assistive Robotics

Citizens in the aging European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their independence, quality of life, that of those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems.

Recent robotic prototypes could show that assistive robots, due to their embodiment and unique interaction capabilities have a high potential to increase the autonomy of older users at home and improve the quality of life of this target group.

Our goals are the design, development and evaluation of reliable, cost-effective assistive robotic solutions capable of enhancing the quality of life of older persons and their carers over the short- and long-term.