Current Projects

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SENSE-GARDEN creates adaptive, immersive environments with the aim of improving the quality of life of persons with dementia and their caregivers. Through a personalized stimulation of their senses SENSE-GARDENs stimulate their memories, communication and promote physical activity.


AUTOWORK studies the future of work in relation to increasing automation, digitalization and robotization. Through extensive engagement with workers, AUTOWORK will learn about and provide solutions to societal challenges arising from the changing nature of work.
Good Brother


Goodbrother increases awareness of the ethical, legal, and privacy issues associated to audio- and video-based monitoring and to propose privacy-aware working solutions for assisted living.


LIFEBOTS Exchange is a project that fosters cross-sectoral, international and interdisciplinary collaboration to advance social robotics with a focus on healthcare. The project promotes mobility and staff exchanges between researchers at universities and robot developers at companies across 11 countries.
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LIFEBOTS Exchange Extended

The LIFEBOTS Exchange Extended (LEE) project brings together Norwegian companies and public organisations with academic experts to envision the future of robotics in the healthcare sector and expand the impact and reach of LIFEBOTS Exchange project.
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Experts in Teamwork

During the month of January, Prof. Artur Serrano and the IMRO-lab offer the Master's course "Innovative societies with virtual reality and robots: The welfare technology of the future" as part of the NTNU Experts in Teamwork (EiT) interdisciplinary programme.
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Robotics4EU facilitates a more widespread adoption of (AI-based) robots in healthcare, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure, agri-food, and agile production by implementing responsible research and innovation (RRI) principles in the robotic community.

Completed projects



eWare engaged in co-design with humans to develop a unified lifestyle monitoring system of apps and robots to reduce stress for people living with dementia and their informal carers.
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BaltSe@nioR created synergies between the furniture industry and innovative ICT solutions through intersectorial specialisation. The objective was to create methods for product design and to create furniture with a focus on security, special needs and preferences for elderly living at home.

My Robot Friend

My Robot Friend studies how social robots can become part of the daily lives of elderly people in their own homes, how robots can be a social resource for the elderly, and act as an intermediary between people who want to live at home, their relatives, and municipal actors.
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This project developed the VictoryaHome system and tested it with a large group of end-users in long-term trials in their own homes. The system was composed of a social robot and a smartphone application which include activity monitoring, fall detection, and an automatic medication dispenser.