Tele-operating this platform will remove the requirement for high levels of robot autonomy which we are not likely to see for decades.
Such a platform could also provide a large amount of training data to speed up the development of robot autonomy. My interest is in the area of robot learning and the delegation of skills from a tele-operator to the robot.
Many research activities are currently ongoing in this area and this blog post is meant as a list of these.
- ACCOMPANY: Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years (includes Hertfordshire and Birmingham)
- AALIANCE2: The European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance (includes Tunstall Healthcare Ltd., UK)
- CAPSIL: International Support of a Common Awareness and Knowledge Platform for Studying and Enabling Independent Living (FP7 Support Action, includes Imperial College, London)
- CONFIDENCE: Ubiquitous Care System to Support Independent Living (no UK partner)
- DOMEO: Domestic robot for elderly assisteance (no UK partner)
- FLORENCE: Multi-Purpose Mobile Robot for Ambient Assisted Living (no UK partners)
- KSERA: Knowledgeable Service Robots for Ageing (no UK partners)
- MOBISERV: An Integrated Intelligent Home Environment for the Provision of Health, Nutrition and Mobility Services to the Elderly (includes Bristol)
- ROBOT-ERA : Implementation and Integration of Advanced Robotic Systems and Intelligent Environments in Real Scenarios for the Ageing Population (includes Plymouth)
- SCRIPT: Supervised Care and Rehabilitation Involving Personal Tele-Robotics (includes Hertfordshire and Sheffield)
- SRS: Multi-Role Shadow Robotic System for Independent Living (includes Cardiff and Bedfordshire)
- KT-EQUAL (Sheffield)