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?


Mario on Irish Examiner

Published: Friday, 24 November 2017 16:38

MARIO was mentioned as an example of companion robots alongside other robots and projects in an article on Irish Examiner.

For more information read the full article here.

MARIO in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Published: Friday, 24 November 2017 16:24

The Süddeutsche Zeitung, published in Munich, is the largest daily newspaper in Germany with about 1.1 million readers daily and a high circulation also abroad, included an extensive article on MARIO and an interview with Prof Siegfried Handschuh who leads the research team at the University of Passau.

Read the article here.

MARIO in UK Events INNOVATE 2017 and #5GNow

Published: Monday, 20 November 2017 13:16

Ortelio was invited (8-9 November, Birmingham, UK) as one of the UK’s most innovative companies to present MARIO project at INNOVATE 2017, UK’s leading innovation event!

MARIO in UK Events INNOVATE 2017 and 5GNow 2
MARIO in UK Events INNOVATE 2017 and 5GNow 1

INNOVATE brings the brightest and boldest of UK innovators together to share, excite, and inspire businesses, individuals and governments to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. During the event participants had the opportunity to interact with MARIO robot and to test the MARIO applications.
Moreover, Ericsson invited MARIO partners to present the MARIO robot in the #5GNow event in London, UK (31st October 2017) and in Brussels, Belgium (29th November).


Mario and the Ericsson 5GNow event

Published: Monday, 13 November 2017 16:22

On its 5GNow event, Ericsson showed a range of potential use cases for 5g networks.

Robotics for older people were included as one of the potential use case applications and MARIO project was presented as an example that could be enhanced with cloud-based processing and connectivity - enabled by edge-based 5G networks - to provide greater location and environmental awareness, prolong battery life and enable it to carry out more complex tasks.


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