Custo Total 4.426.216 €
Contribuição UE 3.319.753 €
Data de Início Projecto
Data de Início Projecto 01/02/2013
Coordenador Científico João Sequeira (firstname.lastname@example.org) - IST-ID - Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento
Duração 36 meses
Website do Projecto
Website do Projecto http://www.monarch-fp7.eu
The focus of the MOnarCH project is on social robotics using networked heterogeneous robots and sensors to interact with children, staff, and visitors, engaging in edutainment activities in the pediatric infirmary at the Portuguese Oncology Institute at Lisbon (IPOL), Portugal.
Besides being a realistic scenario, the ethical regulations enforced by IPOL for the pediatric ward introduce important constraints on the use of some technologies, representing a challenging research opportunity. Moreover, it is an environment where socially admissible interactions can be well framed and implemented within current state of the art technologies.
MOnarCH targets (i) the development of a novel framework to model mixed human-robot societies, and (ii) its demonstration using a network of heterogeneous robots and sensors, in the pediatric area of an oncological hospital. The robots will engage in edutainment activities and the uncertainties introduced by people and robots themselves shall be handled to yield natural interactions.
Innovation is expected mainly in (i) the modeling and analysis of the dynamics of social organizations, and social individuals, (ii) the mapping between such models and implementable systems, (iii) the integration between models related to social and asocial behaviors, (iv) the introduction of creative methods of interaction between people and robots, based on models of the dynamics of social organizations and individuals, and (v) the adaptation of robots to individuals and groups of people.
Resultados do Projecto
Resultados do Projecto
Key properties of networked robot systems such as robustness and dependability are a major concern of the project. In addition, guidelines to translate the MOnarCH system to applications in hospital environments, and other scenarios sharing similarities with them, e.g., kindergarten, and personal assistance to elderly at home, will be delivered.
As an objective underlying the R&D work, the lessons learned during the project will be used to transition the obtained solutions to market and to create new ones.
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