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 at various tradeshows. They tell us it is ‘still in development’ or ‘in … Continue reading

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Docter Marcel Heerink – Acceptatie van robots door ouderen

Sinds vandaag, 3 november 2010, is Nederland een docter rijker, en wel dr. Marcel Heerink. Hij verdedigde met verve op deze dag bij de UvA zijn proefschrift ‘Assessing acceptance of assistive social robots by aging adults’. In de oppositie, die … 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

Een oudere mevrouw, een hele lieve, dementerende dame, en haar dochter gaven toestemming om te filmen hoe ze lekker met Paro bezig is. Het werd een hele leuke en plezierige ochtend voor ons en voor de ouderen in de groepswoning … Continue reading

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Paro in the Netherlands in recent years

De robotzeehond Paro is alweer enige tijd in Nederland. In deze filmpjes krijg je een aardig beeld van de situatie in de afgelopen paar jaar. Het is wel duidelijk dat we er met zijn allen nog aan moesten wennen.

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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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