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Workshop on Personal Care Robots

ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 (Personal care robot safety) would like to announce the 1st International Workshop on Personal care robots in collaboration with CLAWAR Association Ltd; University of the West of England Bristol, UK; University of Gävle, Sweden; and the EXO-LEGS (www.exo-legs.org) project funded under the EC’s Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (www.aal-europe.eu) for elderly persons.

The main aim of this workshop is to announce the imminent publication of ISO 13482 (Safety requirements for personal care robots).

The standard defines personal care robots and classifies them into three robot classes, namely mobile servant robot, physical assistant robots and person carrier robots. Special emphasis will be given in the workshop to physical assistant exoskeletons forming part of the physical assistant robots covered within ISO 13482. These assistive exoskeletons could have high potential to maintain the mobility of elderly persons and help them remain independent and active living in their homes for as long as possible.

The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. To attend the workshop, please go to the URL: http://www.clawar.org/care_robot_workshop.html

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