2nd Workshop on “SociAL roboTs for peRsonalized, continUous and adaptIve aSsisTance”

Held in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR)


Increased life expectancy is an achievement of modern societies thanks to the technological progress in health, living places, and quality of food. One of the consequences of an ageing society is the growing incidence of chronic diseases. This trend imposes the need for innovative approaches to assistance, including the ability of self-management, which has become an increasingly important requirement of healthcare in Europe and beyond.

Innovative interventions embedded with e-health applications are extremely important to improve the Active and Healthy Ageing of the population. Novel technological solutions should be capable of effectively merging heterogeneous and potentially conflicting requirements coming from different stakeholders bridging the gap between the health needs of users and clinical and social requirements. Such a challenging objective can be achieved only through a multidisciplinary approach.

This workshop aims at pushing the synergetic contribution of different research areas e.g., Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (IoT), Robotics, and Social Science to develop innovative and effective research and technologies for the ageing society and assistance in general.

Workshop Organizers

  • Roberta Bevilacqua, IRCCS INRCA, Italy
  • Laura Fiorini, University of Florence, Italy
  • Francesca Fracasso, CNR – Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (CNR-ISTC), Italy
  • Alessandro Umbrico, CNR – Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (CNR-ISTC), Italy
  • Rainer Wieching, University of Siegen, Germany