On the 24th and 26th of November, ACCREA and LUM organized an event in the frame of European Robotics Week. The event took place at LUM premises it the city centre and during three days was attended by about 500 people. The audience was diversified and included primary and high school students, technical and medical universities students and general audience.
RAMCIP participated in the workshop entitled “Using Social Robots to Improve the Quality of Life in the Elderly” of this year’s International Conference on Social Robotics, which was held in Kansas City, USA, on November 2016, through the invited speech: “Vision-based perception and user-centric cognition methods for service robots to support MCI patients at home; the RAMCIP project approach”.
The RAMCIP project was presented in the 141st Annual Meeting of American Neurological Association (ANA), which was held during Oct 16 - 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event was basically for neurologists and neuroscientists.
RAMCIP was presented in the 1st Training Event of the EU-funded ACROSSING project (H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project), which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 14-16 September 2016. During the event’s “demo and interaction sessions”, Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Beneficiaries of the ACROSSING project were shown live demonstrations of core technologies of the RAMCIP robot, through the preliminary platform of RAMCIP, which is currently located at the premises of CERTH-ITI.
The RAMCIP Project was presented in the Alzheimer Association International Conference 2016 held in Toronto, Canada from 22-28 July. This is the largest meeting for the researchers in dementia around the world, with more than 70 countries participating and gathering together over 5000 participants that include: clinicians, care providers, students and investigators.
The fifth plenary meeting of the RAMCIP project was held in Heraklion of Crete, Greece, on 7-8 July 2016, hosted at the premises of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). During this meeting, the RAMCIP partners presented their advancements and progress with respect to the previous meeting, especially in the scope of the project’s technical developments on the algorithms and methods, as well as their integration on the first version (V1) of the RAMCIP robot.
RAMCIP took part in an exhibition accompanying the RoboCup2016. This international event has started in 1997 in Japan and is organized every year in a different city. This year it took place on 30.06.2016 – 4.07.2016 in Leipzig, eastern Germany.
At Automatica, Shadow Robot demoed a system including concepts and functionality developed for RAMCIP. The system was comprised of a Shadow E1 Dexterous Hand, a UR10 arm and an Asus Xtion structured Light 3D camera. An array of objects taken from the YCB object set were presented on a table in front of the user for detection and recognition. The user could then select an object simply by pointing at it. This was implemented using the skeleton tracking and action recognition modules developed by CERTH for RAMCIP.
RAMCIP was presented in the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology 2016, held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 28-31 May. This is the meeting for the clinicians and scientists in the field of neurology from Europe and beyond, with over 6000 participants.
For the first time in the Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference, a workshop on Social Robotics has been held, where the RAMCIP project was presented. This year the X Barcelona-Pittsburgh Conference 2016 has been presented together with the Annual Meeting of the Catalan Neurological Society in the World Trade Center in Barcelona, with more than 400 assistants.