Personal assistant robots work in daily life unstructured environments and perform multiple activities that help people to live better. The project focuses on people with different needs such as older people or people with disabilities, and individuals in rehabilitation. The challenge is to cover different ages, different personal situations, and a variety of tasks with similar technologies and procedures in order to create new robotic assistive technologies.
The specific objectives of the project, cover three main fields: i) physical assistance for peoples that cannot perform one or several daily life activities by themselves in healthcare centers and at home, ii) cognitive assistance that includes mental help, stimulation and social interaction at home and in specialized centers, and iii) rehabilitation that covers medical assessments, collaborative robotic and wearable devices, including exoskeletons, in hospitals and healthcare centers. The project covers both social and physical human-robot interactions and PAL Robotics’ TIAGo will take part in the project, as a platform to implement the use cases.