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Robot companions for citizens: roadmapping the potential for future robots In empowering older people.

  The Future Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Candi- date "Robot Companions for Citizens" (RCC) proposes a transformative initiative, addressing a cross-domain grand scientific and technological challenge, to develop a new class of machines and embodied information technologies, called Robot Companions for Citizens (RCCs) that can as- sist European society to achieve sustainable welfare. The central premise of RCC is that to solve many important problems in the real world one has to be physically instantiated and capable of action; information alone is not suficient. An important theme is that this new generation of safe and human-friendly robots could assist in extending the active indepen- dent lives of older citizens and help compensate for the demographic shift in the age of EU citizens. In this paper we summarise some of the main conclusions of the Flagship pilot in relation to developing robot technologies that can empower older European citizens.

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence

Citation

Prescott, T. J., Epton, T., Evers, V., McKee, K., Hawley, M., Webb, T., …Dario, P. (2011). Robot companions for citizens: roadmapping the potential for future robots In empowering older people. In Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development

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Keywords

Robot companions; assistive technology; flagship; ageing; use cases; robot ethics; attitudes to technology; universal design;

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