- Care as medical practice: given to patients in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centres and other medical facilities.
- Residential care: given to people in care institutions such as elderly people’s homes, nursing homes, special needs schools for children or adults.
- Family care: an investigation of how social robots can be implemented in the home, and form part of domestic life.
LIFEBOTS Exchange will focus on creating strong interdisciplinarity and cross-sectorial research and innovation. A knowledge hub for social robotics will facilitate the exchange of people/personnel interested in social robots.
In 2020, the work of LIFEBOTS Exchange in Norway was expanded by involving nine Norwegian small- and medium-sized enterprises. The initiative is called LEE.
Despite the difficulties posed by COVID-19, EHTEL continues to work with the project coordinator NTNU, which is also closely associated with EHTEL member Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research. EHTEL aims to ensure that there is a solid exchange of information between the project and EHTEL’s members. It is important to understand better what social robots are and what benefits they can have for European society and European industry. This topic was included in EHTEL’s 2019 Symposium.
The project held some highly interesting presentations on its progress, as part of the vCare Final Conference event, in Brussels, on 29-30 August 2022. Watch the conference videos below.
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