|Title:||Grown-ups with supportive robots
In 2016, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, estimated that nearly one fifth of Europe’s population was 65 years or older. To tackle this continuing massive demographic change, the GrowMeUp project has developed affordable robotic technology. The aim was to connect the elderly to a virtual care network and provide support for personal and care tasks to ensure their well-being and safety. The result is the robot GrowMu. “While there are other autonomous robots and systems, GrowMeUp research results have advanced well beyond those of other predecessor projects,” comments project coordinator, Professor Jorge Dias.