Versatile Assistive Robotics for Mastering Daily Life
In an ageing society robotics can play a central role in the support and care of elderly people. Thereby robotics can preserve and foster autonomy and health of elderly people and support employees in healthcare. The JuBot project supported by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation aims at the development of humanoid assistive robots and exoskeletons that provide personalized, learning assistance allowing elderly people to master their daily life. At KIT an interdisciplinary consortium of computer scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers, sport scientists, architects and scientists from ergonomics and technology assessment work towards this goal by designing robust, holistic robotic systems and skills.
After one year the first milestone of the project JuBot has been achieved. The first milestone includes the analysis of requirements for future assistive robots. The JuBot researchers have combined the work done in the first year of the project in a workshop and the next goals for the following year have been planned.
In April 2021 the project JuBot - Stay young with robots funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation has started with a kickoff event. In the next five years researchers from KIT will develop humanoid assistive robots and exoskeletons to support elderly people in their daily life.To the press release
The project "JuBot - Staying young with robots" is funded over 5 years (2021-2026) with 4.5 Million € by the Carl-Zeiss-Foundation. We are grateful for this support, so that in close future people can preserve their autonomy even at a high age.