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and a meeting in ItalySeven months after the last general assembly meeting, it is almost time for all the partners of the MARIO project consortium to meet again. The last general assembly meeting of the project will be held from 8 to 10 November in the beautiful city of Rome, at the ISTC-CNR's headquarters.

Partners coming from different European countries will meet to discuss the latest developments and plan the closeout of the project, which will end in January 2018. This meeting will thus be crucial in order to allow the MARIO team to address in the best possible way the final phase and start preparing for the latest project review.

After all the work done so far, the time has come for the team to focus on achieved results, in the light of the scientific and technical objectives that have driven the activities and efforts of the consortium.

Between a pasta dish and a pizza, all participants and the MARIO robot will work together towards the completion of the path started a few years ago. Partners working at pilot sites in Ireland, the UK and Italy will share their experiences, discuss the results achieved so far and help defining the final stages of the trial activities with people with dementia.

The meeting will also be a good opportunity to further discuss and shape the different post-project exploitation paths that were identified, as a way to capitalize on the valuable experience and expertise gained so far, and give a bright future to MARIO and its great potential.

And last but not least...the "roman" MARIO robot is getting ready to welcome his friends and be the absolute protagonist of photos and videos...look out for further updates in the next newsletter!