JuBot - Staying young with robots

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    Tamim Asfour

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In an aging society, robotics can make a key contribution to support and care for elderly people. By these means, autonomy and health of elderly people shall be fostered and preserved and caregivers shall be supported. The project funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation aims at the development of humanoid assistive robots and wearable exoskeletons that provide personalized, learning assistance for elderly people to master their daily life. An interdisciplinary consortium of computer scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers, sport scientists, architects and researchers in ergonomics and technology assessment at KIT is developing robust, integrated robotic skills and systems.

H²T is leading the development of the assistive robots and coordinates the integration of the different research areas into robotics. Our research is focused on robust household tasks for humanoid assistive robots, the personalization and adaptivity of assistance as well as the development and control of novel mechanisms for exoskeletons.