Robots for Senior Care to Be Commercialized in Europe

Published by , March 20, 2016 11:25 pm

(Bloomberg) European research project Robot-Erarecently concluded the world’s largest real-life trial of robot aides for the elderly. About 160 seniors in Italy and Sweden tested service robots during the four-year project, which received €6.5 million ($7.2 million) from the European Commission and €2.2 million from partners including Italian manufacturer Robotech and Apple supplier STMicroelectronics.
Now Robot-Era manager Filippo Cavallo and fellow professors at the BioRobotics Institute at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies outside Pisa have started a company called Co-Robotics to commercialize the technology. “The robots in the video are ready” for more testing, says Cavallo, who plans to start selling them as soon as next year.

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