This is a technology or research stand, located in Zone R5 - Digital Society. Stand number: R5-05
Getting a HANDLE on human-like hands is the target of the ‘developmental pathway towards autonomy and dexterity in robot in-hand manipulation’ project.
This exhibit is a joint demonstration by the FP7-funded projects CompanionAble and HANDLE. CompanionAble (integrated cognitive assistive and domotic companion robotic systems for ability and security) addresses the integration of companion robots into smart home environments to provide care support for older people (with mild cognitive impairment) living alone at home, and to help their care-givers. HANDLE is focusing on providing assistive robotics specifically with dexterous manipulation capability, handling objects, as much as possible, in the same way as humans do. CompanionAble will introduce its robot prototype, Hector, whilst HANDLE will present the most advanced robotic hand in the world to date. Both prototypes will invite visitors to interact with them.
Coordinator: Atta BADII (University of Reading, Intelligent Media Systems & Services Research, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)