Smart Companion – use of everyday low-cost robotic sensing in conjunction with smart speech recognition methods for assistance services for the elderly.

Smart Companion combines autonomous low-cost robot sensors (vacuum cleaner robots) with smart voice interaction for assistance systems. The system actively addresses users with appropriate questions and information on selected health and social issues. The iterative development and validation of the demonstrator is carried out both by a user-centered design approach together with test users and by extended focus groups. An ethics board continuously monitors and controls data protection and ethics with the aim of making a self-determined decision for users.

Project partners: Fachhochschule St. Pölten, Robert Bosch AG (BOSCH)
Duration: November 2019- October 2020
Funds: FFG Benefit 2017