This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Societal Challenge 1 (DG CONNECT/H) under grant agreement No 643647 

 

The GrowMu Robot

GrowMu is an affordable service robot that supports older adults to perform daily activities at home and improves their everyday life. User-friendly and easy to use, GrowMu protects, guides and teaches older adults and connects them with other members of their social and care networks. Through interaction and observation, the robot learns the habits, preferences, and routines of its user, and adapts its service over time.    

COMMUNICATION  

GrowMu is able to hear, speak, see and express emotional facial expressions. It can also detect, recognize and track humans and objects.    

NAVIGATION  

GrowMu is fully autonomous and can safely navigate in domestic environments. It is equipped with two wheels and a variety of sensors, allowing real-time localization and obstacle avoidance.    

CLOUD ACCESS  

GrowMu is connected to the cloud to process information, increase its knowledge, as well as share information with other robots. Interconnected robots learn from the experience of each other and increase their competencies with a reduced learning effort.    

COLLABORATIVE ROBOT NETWORK  

GrowMu is connected to a robot-based collaborative care network that connects the elderly with family, friends and care personnel.

SCALABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY  

GrowMu is built on top of a scalable and adaptable architecture that supports automatic detection of external devices and accessories that extend its service capabilities. 

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