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RAPP “Robot Companions and Assistive Robotics” special session at the Automation Conference 2015

RAPP “Robot Companions and Assistive Robotics” special session at the Automation Conference 2015

The RAPP project organized an invited session on Robot Companions and Assistive Robotics within the Automation Conference 2015 that was held in Warsaw, Poland from March 18th to March 20th. On this occasion, RAPP project members, researchers and practitioners presented their recent achievements in the development of assistive robots helping people with physical disabilities through physical interactions but also companion robots, designed to keep company to the people at risk of exclusion. The RAPP project presented at the Automation Conference 2015 the following papers:

  1. User Needs and Requirements for the Mobility Assistance and Activity Monitoring Scenario within the RAPP Project by: Miren Iturburu, Eneko Goiburu, Javier Yanguas, Edurne, Andueza, Elia Corral, Cristina Alderete, Ana Orbegozo, David Daney, Vincent Prunet and Jean-Pierre Merlet,
  2. Social Inclusion with Robots: A RAPP Case Study Using NAO for Technology Illiterate Elderly at Ormylia Foundation by: Sofia Reppou and George Karagiannis.
  3. Reconfigurable Agent Architecture for Robots Utilising Cloud Computing by: Marcin Szlenk, Cezary Zieliński, Maksym Figat and Tomasz Kornuta,
  4. Merging Robotics and AAL Ontologies: The RAPP Methodology by Emmanouil G. Tsardoulias, Cezary Zieliński, Włodzimierz Kasprzak, Sofia Reppou, Andreas L. Symeonidis, Pericles A. Mitkas and George Karagiannis,
  5. Hive Collective Intelligence for Cloud Robotics: A Hybrid Distributed Robotic Controller Design for Learning and Adaptation by: Alexandros Gkiokas, Emmanouil G. Tsardoulias and Pericles A. Mitkas,
  6. NAO-mark vs QR-code Recognition by Nao Robot Vision by: Jan Figat and Włodzimierz Kasprzak.

Moreover a plenary speech entitled Assistive Robots as Future Caregivers: The RAPP Approach was presented by Pericles A. Mitkas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

All papers were published in the Springer series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 351. The book is entitled: Progress in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques, Volume 2 Robotics. It was edited by: Roman Szewczyk, Cezary Zieliński and Małgorzata Kaliczyńska.