Amit Kumar PANDEY, Aldebaran Robotics, SoftBank Group, Paris, France
Alberto SANNA, eServices for Life and Health, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Smart City, Milano, Italy
Liming CHEN, Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK
A smart city uses technologies to enhance quality and performance of urban services, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Robots, being smart and connected machines, have a range of capabilities. There is a great need to investigate about how such robots could be inevitable part of smart city ecosystem, whether it is smart home, public place, hospital, shopping mall, museum or park. This will also facilitate some real use cases of societal applications of the robot and reinforce the message of robotics that it is around the centrality of the citizen.
In this regard, the workshop aims to bring different stakeholders on a single platform to (i) network and create awareness by sharing their experiences at the intersection of Intelligent Robots and Smart Cities, (ii) brainstorm for Commercial, Innovation, Technical and R&D aspects and (iii) contribute to the euRobotics Multi-Annual Roadmap.
Agenda of the workshop
•Industrial Perspective on Socially Intelligent Robots for Smart City Ecosystem – Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey, Aldebaran Robotics, Paris, France
• End User Perspective about Smart City Ecosystem and the roles of Intelligent Robots – Mr. Alberto Sanna, San Raffaele Smart City, Milano, Italy
• Public Perception and Acceptability Perspective of Smart Robots – Dr. Marketta Niemelä, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
• Lesson Learned from EU Projects on Smart City and Smart Living
– RUBICON Project, Dr. Mauro Dragone, Distributed Systems Group, Future Cities Research Center, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
– ROBOT-ERA Project, Dr. Filippo Cavallo, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Service Robotics and Ambient Assisted Living Lab, Pisa, Italy
– ACROSSING Project, Prof. Liming Chen, Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK
• Open Panel Discussion, with audience active participation
“Robotics and Smart Cities, the challenges and the potentials”