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.
The RAMCIP project participated in this year’s CERTH/ITI open day, an event that its objective is to present to the general public the research conducted by the European scientific community. The event was held at the premises of CERTH/ITI, Thessaloniki, Greece, on 16 of May 2017; more details can be found here
The RAMCIP project is organizing a workshop in the European Robotics Forum 2017, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, on 22-24 March 2017, entitled “The past, present and future of European service robotics for eldercare and assisted living”. The workshop will take place on Thursday, 23 March 2017; more details can be found here…
A press release for the RAMCIP Project was recently announced from CERTH
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”.