Budapest University of Technology and Econmics Issues and Trends in service robotics for ageing well

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1 Issues and Trends in service robotics for ageing well András Tóth Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary 1

2 Outline: Robots: past, present, future European competencies Roadmap and recommendations of EUROP My vision Standardisation Conclusion by keywords 2

3 Where did we start? Unimate, the first industrial robot was installed in 1961 for loadingunloading a diecasting machine at General Motors, Ternstedt, New Jersey, USA. Currently 1 million industrial robots work world wide (IFR) 3

4 The IR business model: 50 years of experience ISO-EN standards on IRs The European Robotics Association: Manufacturers and system integrators Only 15% of potential applications is robotized Extension of the term IR manufacturing assistant The European Robotics Platform (2006) 4

5 The robotics market (JRA, IFR) # #500 # #

6 Issue: definition of the service robot Not industrial? Definitely not only robots for professional services Then? No standards yet 6

7 European competencies (europa.eu) 7

8 In years: Development trends System complexity? System cost? Will the Moore law work? Autonomy in decisions ISO standards Industrial robot Prof. service robot Personal/home robot ISO standards in progress Rescue/ space robot Constructed/low Operation environment/adaptibility Unconstructed-destroyed/high 8

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14 My vision: tailored/configured personal robot assistant for mental and physical co-operation 10-15y: harvest the advantages of brain model (Can we have the DNS map of it?) 10-15y: harvest the progress in locomotion/navigation 10-15y: radically new batteries, energy sources 10-15y: harvest the progress in smart/intelligent houses (carpet, floor, wallpaper, ceiling, furniture) and sensors (bio/wearable) 14

15 My vision 2 Rehabilitation available on demand (home rehabilitation) Socially inclusive interventions Rehabilitation process incorporating emerging technologies Fusion of rehabilitation-recreation/fitnessleisure 15

16 Budapest University of Technology and Econmics Rehabilitation robots for motion therapy can t break out from labs 30 Therapy robot applications selected from ICORR 2007 The Mount-Everest paradigm: 20 years history has not shown up any prolific product. Other RR applications: - Assistive robots (50), - Assessment robots (10) 16

17 Standards Project Team 2 of ISO/TC184/SC2 is preparing the standard Robots in personal care (including healthcare) the preparation of the standard for robots in personal care. BME is actively contributing to the Roadmap: Non-invasive robots personal care robots (2011), Invasive robots in personal care (2013) EU members: FR, UK, DE, SE, CH, HU Non-EU members: JP, USA, KR, 17

18 Standards 2 Evaluation standards: Lack of standardisation at assessment and intervention levels Lack of conclusive/efficient movement rehabilitation/learning models Technical standards/industrial guidelines: Microsoft Robotics Studio (highly exponential spreading), need for standard RT 18

19 Conclusion by keywords Ubiquotous Dependable Cognitive Collaborative Social integration Biorobotics, biologically inspired Microrobots, Nanorobots Interactive companion Navigation Swarm Autonomous Versatile Perceptive Cooperative Multimodal Modular, configurable Communicative Cultural 19

20 Thank you for your attention! Contact: 20