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.


Mario in the German media again!!!

Published: Wednesday, 08 November 2017 11:40

The Wirtschaftsbrief Gesundheit, a German observatory for innovations, research and technologies in the area of health, presents MARIO in its latest issue.

Click here to see the report and also visit the electronic pages of Wirtschaftsbrief Gesundheit by clicking here:

MARIO in schools in Italy!

Published: Friday, 03 November 2017 13:28

MARIO in schools in ItalyOur MARIO robot met the students of two high schools in San Giovanni Rotondo in the conference hall of the IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital. The participants had the possibility to learn about the MARIO project and to directly interact with the robot. Antonio Greco from Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza gave the audience a short introduction on the impact of dementia on the world population. Massimiliano Raciti from R2M presented the speech recognition component of the robot. Valentina Presutti, Alessandro Russo and Alessandra Vitanza from CNR presented how the robot makes decisions based on the surrounding environment inputs and the robot navigation module.

The funniest moment of the day was when a student was asked to go on the stage to interact with MARIO. In this case, the student answered some questions given by the robot in order to compute the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) that is used in order to evaluate the frailty level of elderly people. The questions administered by the robot referred to some basic actions of daily living and they generated smiles among students since some of them refer to the private sphere of the patients’ life.


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