European Robotics Forum 2020

Service robots, IoT, Smart Object,
and Virtual Communities
for Ambient Assisted Living


  • N. Alberto Borghese, University of Milan
  • Javer Jimenez, University of Malaga
  • Simona Ferrante, Politecnico of Milan
  • Jonhatan Gomez-Raja
  • Maria Bulgheroni, ABACUS.

We show how integrating several technologies: service robots, Interned of Things, Smart Objects and Virtual Communities with an Intelligent Virtual Caregiver, an effective platform to monitor, stimulate and assist independently living elders in a totally unobtrusive way. We report on the results of a pilot on the field, that has involved a total of 30 elders, living independently that had the platform installed at home and working for 10 weeks each. Evaluation from elders, caregivers, and peers will be presented by technical partners and discussed also by Regional Providers and companies.

Time Title Speaker
10:45 - 10:55Introduction to the workshop: components and complex multi-device functionalities offered N. Alberto Borghese, University of Milan
10:55 - 11:10Service robots: key applications provided through integration with smart homes, objects and smart interfaces: challenges and results Javier Jimenez, University of Malaga
11:10 - 11:30Internet of Things and Smart Objects: new functionalities provided through unobtrusive samplingSimona Ferrante, Politecnico of MIlan
11:30 - 11:50Virtual communities: how to connect independently living elders among them and with smart objects inside the house and how to use activity data for monitoring N. Alberto Borghese, University of Milan
11:50 – 12:05Assistive value of functionalities in detecting elders pre-frailtyJonhatan Gomez-Raja, Extremadura region
12:05 – 12:15Drives and Barriers for the marketMaria Bulgheroni, ABACUS
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