About Accompany Project

The proposed ACCOMPANY system will consist of a robotic companion as part of an intelligent environment, providing services to elderly users in a motivating and socially acceptable manner to facilitate independent living at home. The ACCOMPANY system will provide physical, cognitive and social assistance in everyday home tasks, and will contribute to the re-ablement of the user, i.e. assist the user in being able to carry out certain tasks on his/her own.


The robot butler that can bring you your drink

D 7.3 Economic model for home companion robot for independent elderly

In this deliverable, an economic model is provided in order to feed D7.4, the exploitation plan. This model is designed from the Usage evaluation (D.6.7) of the ACCOMPANY project, the “Ageing report 2012” (EC), the MAR Market Domain Contribution Form Robot Companions for Assisted Living - Topic Group (RCAL-TG) 2014, an economic literature review, interviews with experts of different relevant fields (economy, robotics, healthcare, gerontology) and focus groups.

D7.2 Dissemination report

This report provides an overview of the dissemination activities the ACCOMPANY partners have undertaken from October 2011 until 30 September 2014. Dissemination within ACCOMPANY draws upon the results in all technical work packages and all partners have contributed to its achievements.

D6.6 A tentative proposal for an ethical framework

As required by Task T6.8, this deliverable evaluates the ethical framework proposed in D6.2 (resulting from work in T6.4) in the light of the results of the work with potential users in T6.7 (reported in D6.4). It first discusses each of the six values in the light of the data and then turns to participants’ responses to the tensions suggested by the scenarios.

D6.5 User acceptance over time

The present document! represents deliverable D6.5 “User acceptance over time” and has been written by WP6 partner University of Twente!(UT). It aggregates two separate studies linked by the main topic of robot acceptance over time.

D6.4 Report on data analysis aspect of ethics evaluation

In this deliverable we report the results of 21 focus groups run in three different countries (UK, France and the Netherlands) exploring the views of older people and formal and informal carers of older people on ethical issues arising from the potential use of the ACCOMPANY care-robots. Specifically we sought views on how to resolve potential tensions in practice between the principles proposed in the ethical framework outlined in our previous deliverable (D6.2), and also whether there were further principles to be added to this framework.

Deliverable 6.3 Acceptability of a home companion robot

The present document serves as the third installment of deliverable D6.3 “Acceptability of a home companion robot”. The results of a study carried out at University of Twente are shown, intended to serve as preliminary study on long-term acceptance of robots by elderly people. That study was not long-term per se, rather it was intended to provide valuable guidelines for the next study. The study results suggested that elderly people accept better robots that serve to communicate with their carers, compared to robots that appear autonomous.

D5.5 Report on showcase activities

D5.5 Report on showcase activities: This report includes the scenarios and work undertaken under task 5.5, in preparation, execution and reporting of the showcase activities.

Deliverable 4.5 Evaluation of the activity recognition system

This deliverable reports the evaluation of the activity recognition system in household chores in WP4 of the ACCOMPANY project.


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