The Immersive Technology and Robotics Lab is a public research lab at NTNU University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Based in NTNU’s Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, the ImRo Lab conducts research on social robotics and immersive technology in healthcare settings, with a special focus on technologies used by older adults.
Founded in 2017 by Professor Artur Serrano, the lab is an interdisciplinary convening space where novel technology can be tested and, crucially, the impact of the technology on their user groups as well as broader societal implications of technology can be considered. The ImRo Lab brings together technologists, social scientists, healthcare professionals, businesses, users, and students to chart a course for the development and responsible implementation of cutting edge robotic healthcare technology.
The ImRo Lab is located in the Fred Kavli Building on NTNU’s Øya campus in Trondheim. The lab includes an example of digital immersive technology, a SENSE-GARDEN tent. The lab is currently closed for physical visits due to COVID-19. We look forward to reopening and hosting a dynamic range of lectures, symposia, film screenings, and discussions open to students and the general public.