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SocialRobot main scientific objectives are :

  • Analysis and definition of elderly needs and requirements
  • Analysis and design of an innovative social practice-oriented community model
  • Development of a SocialRobot Community network (SoCo-net)
  • Design and develop the SocialRobot platform
  • Behavior analysis to adapt social relationships and contexts of the elderly people as they age based
  • Integration and validation of the SocialRobot system



The Social Robot Project aims to provide an answer to the demographic change challenge, through knowledge transfer and the creation of strategic synergies between the project's participating academia and industry regarding the development of an integrated Social Robotics system (SocialRobot) for "Ageing Well".


In order to achieve this aim, the different RTD activities are divided into seven work packages forming two main categories, the core R&D work (WP1-WP5) and the support work (WP6-WP7) of the project. :

  • WP 1: End Users Needs Analysis and Requirements Specification
  • WP 2: System Design and Architecture Definition
  • WP 3: Development of the Social Robot Community network (SoCo-net)
  • WP 4: Development of the Social robot Platform
  • WP 5: System Integration and validation
  • WP 6: Dissemination and Exploitation
  • WP 7: Project Coordination


The major challenges to be addressed in this project include the adaptation of state of the art robotic mobile platforms and their integration with a virtual collaborative social network to provide:

  • Detection of individual needs and requirements related to ageing (e.g. physical mobility limitations or/and cognitive decline). And provision of support through timely involvement of care teams, consisting of different groups of people (family members, neighbours, friends) that collaborate dynamically and virtually; means independently of time and their physical locations;
  • Navigate indoors and unstructured environments and provide affective and empathetic user-robotic interaction, taking into account the capabilities of and the acceptance by elderly users.

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