MARIO in Ireland

Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:05

1 MARIO in IrelandMARIO is gaining popularity in Ireland. Last December, MARIO featured on the Irish national RTÉ News. Have a look at the broadcast by RTÉ, which is the highest rated viewership programme in Ireland.



Stockport pilot on the Korean TV!!!

Published: Friday, 08 December 2017 11:06

Not many projects have the opportunity to receive a visit by a national TV – and quite few are having the opportunity to have a visit by the Korean TV. Seoul is ranked as the world's leading digital city and a tech capital of the world, and South Korea is also among the world's most technologically advanced and digitally-connected countries – which seems like a natural setting for uptake of the innovative aspects of our project.

Stockport pilot on the Korean TV 1


MARIO in Stockport

Published: Thursday, 07 December 2017 10:52

5 Stockport Metropolitan borough council logoFor the Community Setting Pilot in Stockport a series of demonstrations and interactions with the robot was planned with a variety of Dementia Friendly Communities in and around Stockport as well as across Greater Manchester.

This enabled the team in Stockport to assess initially the acceptability of a companion robot and test with both people living with Dementia and their family and carers whether they would get on with a robot in the community.


About Stockport

Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:10

About StockportStockport lies at the edge of the Peak District and is a city in England’s Northwest with a population of around 280,000 and have a long term commitment to working around the field of Ageing. Stockport were part of Greater Manchester’s 3 star reference site award from the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing and have made long term commitments around becoming an Age Friendly City.

Stockport have been really keen to get involved with Project MARIO from initial plans for the project and have been consistent partners in many European Cooperation projects related to Active and Healthy Ageing with both Interreg Projects such as Cities in Balance, SeNS and also AAL programmes such as EldersUP!. 


Interview: The future of robots

Published: Monday, 04 December 2017 10:37

next newsletter preview the future of robotsThe recent report titled ‘Application of novel industrial scale robot automation in elderly care’ from VTT Finland raised a lot of discussions about robotics and healthy active aging. MARIO is a Horizon 2020 funded project on ‘Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots’ and the research team have a keen interest in the findings and recommendations from this report. We interviewed the author Dr Hannu Lehtinen and Dr Marketta Niemela, from the ROSE project – see what we found out here on the Future of Robotics…

Question: Your report on ‘Application of novel industrial scale robot automation in elderly care’ published in June 2017, so only some months ago was discussed more than many official documents that have been prepared or  designed by committees and were supposed or expected to influence the area – though they didn’t leave any significant mark behind. What do you think was / is the biggest virtue of your report, as you can judge from your side?


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