Portuguese Researchers create a ‘Personal Trainer’ Robot for the Elderly
The “AHA: Augmented Human Assistance” project was born as an Entrepreneurial Research Initiative (ERI). The main goal of the project is to the develop a novel Robotic Assistance Platform designed to support healthy lifestyle, sustain active aging, and support those with special needs and disabilities. This project has a duration of four years and even though it’s now on its second year, it already has really good results.
The article mentions Alexandre Bernardino (Institute for Systems and Robotics/Instituto Superior Técnico), who is the Portuguese principal investigator for this project.
The ERI AHA is led by Alexandre Bernardino and Daniel P. Siewiorek (CMU), in the scope of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by FCT. It involves IST (Instituto Superior Técnico), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and two companies (PLUX and YDreams Robotics).
Read the full article at Mundo Português (November 27, 2015).