TALK: Research and Technologies for Independent Living

Speaker: Andrey Kiselev (Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden)
Time
: 15:00-16:00 on Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Place: Lecture Room 1 (rm 127), General Research Bldg. No.8, Main Campus
(BLDG #59 “Faculty of Engineering Bldg. No.8”
in http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/campus/main.htm)

Abstract

Sweden and Japan are both confronted with the same challenges of dealing with a rapidly growing elderly segment of the population. ICT technologies and in particular robotic technology have been shown to have a significant potential to address issues of growing demands of an ageing society. Research efforts in this field have been many with few reaching a commercial impact. In this talk, I will outline a number of research projects whose aim is investigate the use of robotic and intelligent systems for independent living. A common feature across these projects is that they aim to reach a market within 5 to 10 years. For this to be possible, researchers, end-users and industrial partners work together in these projects. I will also describe a framework (testbed) for joint collaboration which is used to create further research initiatives and test research prototypes in real environments.

About the speaker

Dr. Andrey Kiselev is postdoctoral research fellow at Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University. Andrey completed his Ph.D. at Kyoto University and his undergraduate studies at Moscow Institute of Electronic Technologies. His research is mostly focused on evaluating humans’ attitudes towards computer systems and emotional aspect of human-computer interactions. He is currently working in ExCITE and Giraffplus projects whose goal is to investigate different aspects of using robotics for independent living.
 
Hosted by:
Prof. Toyoaki Nishida
Department of Intelligence Science and Technology
Graduate School of Informatics
phone: 075-366-7492
e-mail: nishida@i.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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