The INRIA Project-Teams (IPT), participating in a Large-scale initiative action Personally Assisted Living propose to work together to develop technologies and services to improve the autonomy and quality of life for elderly and fragile persons. The goal of this program is to unite these groups around an experimental infrastructure, designed to enable collaborative experimentation.
Workshops at IROS 2013
Workshop in conjunction with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2013, November 3-8, 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
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Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment
Assistive Robotics covers currently a broad spectrum of research axis, from intelligent robots acting as a servant, secretary, or companion to intelligent robotic functions such as autonomous wheelchair navigation, embedded robotics, ambient intelligence, or intelligent spaces. The proposed workshop focuses on Robotics for people assistance with a particular focus on frail people. This major research issue will affect our lives in the near future. The purpose of this workshop is to gather researchers from various fields to discuss topics related to the challenging problems of assisting people in their everyday life. Topics related to social interaction, intelligent habitat, mobility assistance, healthcare and wellbeing will be covered. Fundamental and technological research particularly related to autonomous indoor vehicles, sensor and actuators networks, wearable and ubiquitous technologies, and humanrobot interaction, will be presented. The objective of the workshop is to provide a review and challenges of the relevant applications in Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment.