Category Archives: Elderly

Robots that Care at Kennisalliantie and Syntens

Themabijeenkomst ZorgRobotica (KennisAlliantie) from FunnelVision on Vimeo. Recently, on October 25, Jeroen spoke at a workshop about healthcare robotics. It was organised bij Kennisalliantie and Syntens, who wish to set things in motion, especially in the Dutch ‘Medical Delta’ (roughly … Continue reading

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Fujitsu’s Robot Teddy Bear

A collection of movies. At CES 2011, look who’s there It’s Fujitsu’s Robot Teddy Bear! For about two years Fujitsu has been displaying this robot teddy bear, sometimes named Care Bear, Motion Bear or E-Bear, at various tradeshows. They tell … Continue reading

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Marcel Heerink, PhD – Assessing acceptance of assistive social robots by aging adults

Today, November 3, 2010, the Netherland can boast another robotics PhD: dr. Marcel Heerink. At the UvA he defended his thesis ‘Assessing acceptance of assistive social robots by aging adults’. In the opposition, grilling him with questions, there were interesting … Continue reading

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Buying Paro in the Netherlands? Now through Focal Meditech.

Focal Meditech BV now the official distribution partner for robot baby seal Paro The company Focal Meditech, based in Tilburg, has signed an agreement with the Danish Technology Institute, the European distributor of Paro, that gives Focal distribution rights for … Continue reading

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Paro and Nao in healthcare

A nice item was made by ´Radio Nederland Wereldomroep´ from our recordings with Paro and Nao in a group home for elderly people with dementia. Source: Robots om mee te lachen, huilen en knuffelen Published on: Oktober 25, 2010 – … Continue reading

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Paro live in action with a sweet old lady

An elderly lady, a very sweet lady with dementia, and here daughter gave permission to film how she interacts with Paro and how it benefits her. It was a very nice and interesting morning for us and for the elderly … Continue reading

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Paro in the Netherlands in recent years

The robot baby seal Paro has been used in the Netherlands for some years already. Tese movies provide an overview of the situation in recent years. It is clear that many people still have to get used to the idea, … Continue reading

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Social Robotics, a field of scientific study?

Is it possible to give a good definition of social robotics? Is it a field of scientific study or is it only a catch phrase for exciting robot stuff? If it is a field of study, can we identify what … Continue reading

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