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SRS press conference, Milan, 4 May 2012

In the first week of May, several representatives of the SRS ”Multi–role Shadow Robotic System for Independent Living” Consortium met in Milano to implement and test a first prototype of the SRS robot within the Smart Home laboratory of the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation. As part of this event, a Press Conference was held which gave an insight into the main results achieved by the project so far and of the expected developments. Attendees included newspapers such as La Repubblica (Milano), TV stations including TG1 and TG3, magazines such as Panorama and Italian radio stations that included Radio Rai 1. SRS press conference

SRS Home Tests

The SRS project has carried out its first set of user tests in a real-world home environment at the home of an elderly couple living near Stuttgart, Germany (pictured on the right). Nicely mimicking the expected usage pattern of the SRS system, where children living a long distance from their parents use SRS to interact with and help their parents.

In addition to obtaining important feedback from potential elderly SRS end-users the test was also an opportunity to identify any technical problems that happen when the Care-o-Bot robot operates within a real home environment.

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