Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots: MARIO

This session is organized in the frame of the recently completed MARIO project “Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots” (643808), funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Commission as part of the ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’ Programme and its topic PHC-19-2014: Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT: service robotics within assisted living environments.

We shall present the results of the project and then discuss with the participants on research and developments addressing service robotics in assisted living environments which can help older populations to remain active and independent for longer. 

The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for discussing the potential societal impact of widespread adoption of robots in assisted care contexts. The possibility of replacing a significant amount of human care for the older people by robots raises ethical/safety concerns, issues surrounding acceptability as well as concerns about the role of technology in human life. In addition, it focuses on more justice orientated questions regarding the social status of older people in society and society’s allocation of resources to their needs. It also raises the issue of the impact of robots and robotic technology on men and women, both as carers and recipients of care.



  • Wednesday - 11th July 2018 16:00 - 18:00 Location: LOFT B