Mario's arrival at San Giovanni Rotondo (IRCCS)

Published: Friday, 26 August 2016 09:41

On Monday 22 August Mario after a long trip from Biarritz, France arrived at San Giovanni Rotondo and before going to the Geriatrcs Dpt. is now under configuration at the ICT, Innovation & Research Dpt. of IRCCS.

Have a look at the unboxing and first tests. During the next months the first validation trials are going to take place in all three pilot sites of Mario and the expected users will have their first interaction experiences with them. We are so excited to share the news from those trials so stay tuned for more.


Mario on Irish radio station 'News Talk'

Published: Sunday, 14 August 2016 12:50

Discussion about European Project MARIO - Companion Robot for Care.

Discussion with Dympna Casey, Professor & Professor National University of Ireland, Galway about European Project, MARIO - Companion Robot for Care. Companion Robots be the feature of Dementia care. European project Mario is looking at how care service robots can serves as a companion to those Dementia. The project is led by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway. MARIO addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots.


When Irish Times met Mario

Published: Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:36

Irish Times, one of the most prominent and popular newpapers in Ireland wrote an article on Mario discussing how companion robots can help face loneliness and isolation that people with dementia are experiencing.




Published: Tuesday, 07 June 2016 13:03

mario in innorobo 2016MARIO Kompaï was presented in INNOROBO 2016 ( that was held in Paris from May 24th to 26th.

Innorobo, renowned as Europe’s only international event 100% dedicated to robotics and all disruptive innovations from around the world, showcases technological innovations that offer solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s societal challenges. It brings together a vast ecosystem of decision makers, from researchers to directors of large groups, to educational leaders,institutions, the media and start-ups.


MARIO in the Italian press.. again!

Published: Friday, 06 May 2016 13:03

Il Gazzettino del SudAn article about the MARIO project has recently been published in Italy again.

The article has been published in the 5th May 2016 at Sicilian regional newspaper named "Il Gazzettino del Sud".


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