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Final Trials and Demos PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University of Reading   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:37
The final trials and demonstrations are underway in Spain, Netherlands, France and Belgium. Throughout June, Hector the CompanionAble robot can be seen life in action at various locations across Europe, with additional video demonstrations also taking place.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 09:15
Hector meets EU President PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University of Reading   
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 13:49

The CompanionAble Project was selected as one of only two initiatives from amongst 50 “star innovation projects” to be shown to the EU President Jose Manuel Barroso and the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Marie Geoghegan-Quinn, at the European Innovation Convention in Brussels, December 5-6, 2011.

One of the stars of the project, Hector the Companion Robot, welcomed the EU delegation to the stand where the CompanionAble Co-ordinator Professor Badii demonstrated some of Hector's capabilities as an assistive companion robot.

Some of the care support facilities including diary management, aide memoire services, for example reminders for taking medicines on time, and, setting up video-conferencing sessions were demonstrated to the EU president and the Commissioner. Professor Badii also demonstrated the fall detection capabilities of the system and explained how in emergencies, such as a fall, Hector could help the remote control centre assess how serious the fall is and what kind of emergency help may be needed.

President Barroso asked about the extent of industrial participation for exploitation; Professor Badii explained that several industrial partners were involved within the CompanionAble project and through Innovation Partnerships, Hector's selected capabilities could be adopted as ready-to-integrate ‘Plug-and-Perform' Companion Robot solutions offered to suit various home settings to support assisted independent living.


The EC President and the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science visit The CompanionAble stand at the European Innovation Convention 5th December 2011, Professor Badii and Hector the CompanionAble Robot greet the visitors and demonstrate some of Hector’s capabilities. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 13:56
CompanionAble at the Innovation Convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University of Reading   
Monday, 28 November 2011 17:07

CompanionAble with its Companion Robot Hector will be present at the EC Innovation Convention on the 5th/6th December in Brussels. Please come and visit us at stand nr 1.




Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2012 10:11
Final Agenda for 4th CRI workshop published PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University of Reading   
Thursday, 23 September 2010 09:37
The final agenda for the 4th CRI workshop on the 30th September in Brussels has been published. You can find it here.
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