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RAMCIP 1st Newsletter

18 Sep 2015

NewsletterThe first RAMCIP newsletter is now available in PDF format.

RAMCIP (Robotic Assistant for MCI Patients at home) is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) funded by the EU in the context of the HORIZON2020 programme, with the aim to research and develop a novel domestic robotic assistant for MCI and early AD patients.

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The RAMCIP work of the Information Technologies Institute / Centre for Research and Technologies Hellas (CERTH/ITI), entitled “Robot’s Workspace Enhancement with Dynamic Human Presence for Socially-aware Navigation”, authored by I. Kostavelis, A. Kargakos, D. Giakoumis and D. Tzovaras, won the Best Paper Award of the 11th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2017), which was held in Shenzhen, China, on July 10-13 2017.


RAMCIP participated in this year’s ICRA conference, which was held in Singapore on May 29-June 3 2017, through an invited speech on the project and its robot, within the conference’s Industry Forum. The speech entitled “The RAMCIP project; developing a service robot for MCI patients at home”, was given by Dr. Dimitrios Giakoumis, Senior Research Associate at CERTH and Quality Assurance Manager of the RAMCIP project.


The RAMCIP project was presented in the Nationwide Scientific Conference "Science according to young scientist" in Lodz (Poland) on 10.06.2017. Over 100 participants (students, PhD candidates, PhDs) from Polish universities have participated in conference to present the findings of their research. There were three plenary sessions given in paralel: Engineering, Biology and Medical Science, Law, Economics and Social Science.


The RAMCIP Project was presented in the International Council of nurses Congress 2017 held in Barcelona, Spain from 27 May-01 June about “Nurses at the forefront transforming care”. More than 8.000 nurses from 150 countries have participated to bring together global strategies, projects and research aimed to obtain sustainable development worldwide. Leadership and empowerment of nurses has been a common denominator in the presentations and plenary sessions, to increase their presence in the political decisions and company’s management.


The seventh plenary meeting of the RAMCIP project was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 22-23 May 2017, hosted at the premises of the Information Technologies Institute (ITI), in the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). During this meeting, the RAMCIP partners presented their advancements and progress with respect to the previous meeting. Specifically the project’s technical developments both concerning the algorithms, and the hardware components that are planned to be integrated on the second version of the RAMCIP robot were presented.