Social Inclusion with Robots: a RAPP case study using NAO for technology illiterate elderly at Ormylia Foundation
A paper written by our partner Ormylia Foundation has been accepted for the Automation conference 2015 March 18-20, in Poland.
What really happens in terms of social inclusion and exclusion differentiates among European Countries, cultures and social groups and is being affected by socio-economic factors, social perceptions and societal changes. There are also variations among elderly in the European Union concerning their retirement from labor, institutionalization (residential or independent living), opportunities for further development or leisure and many more. A lot of EU projects focus on services that can be easy to access and affordable by elderly, enhancing the independency and autonomous living of the seniors. RAPP (EU-FP7) is addressing this need by offering a solution in the form of a software platform that will support the creation and delivery of robotic applications (RApps) targeted to people at risk of exclusion, especially older people. In their paper “Social Inclusion with Robots: a RAPP case study using NAO for technology illiterate elderly at Ormylia Foundation” Sofia Reppou and Georgios Karagiannis focus on technology illiterate elderly, a group of seniors engaged by Ormylia Foundation for one of the three RAPP pilots.
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This paper was 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.