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.
The RAMCIP project was presented in the Mediterranean Alzheimer´s Alliance Meeting, with representatives from 17 countries: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Greece, Libya, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.
RAMCIP participated in a workshop entitled “Trends and challenges of Cyber Physical Systems: Design, Architectures and Applications” at the ICT conference 2016 which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was a full day workshop with a combination of invited talks and demonstrators from both industry and academia, jointly supported by RADIO, ARGO, and RAMCIP EU H2020 funded projects.
The fourth plenary meeting of the RAMCIP project was held in Lublin, Poland, in 3-4 March 2016, hosted at the premises of the Medical University of Lublin (LUM). 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 that are planned to be integrated on the first version of the RAMCIP robot, foreseen by the end of this year.
RAMCIP participated in the 8th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease Congress 5 (CTAD 2015), which was held on November 2015, in Barcelona, Spain. The following poster was presented by ACE: Carla Abdelnour et. Al., RAMCIP project: Robotic Research and Development to Help Alzheimer’s Disease Patients at Home.
RAMCIP participated in this year’s International Symposium on Companion Technologies, which was held in Ulm, Germany, on September 2015, through the invited speech: “Emotion recognition in service robots for Assisted Living Environments – the RAMCIP project approach”. The speech was given by Dr. Dimitrios Giakoumis from CERTH.