GrowMeUp project was presented to the Rotary Club Coimbra-Olivais

Cáritas Coimbra and the University of Coimbra were received on July 10 by the Rotary Club Coimbra-Olivais to present the GrowMeUp project.

Ana Jegundo from Cáritas Coimbra and Luís Santos from UC explained the objectives of GrowMeUp, a research and technological development project whose main objective is to perfect and test an innovative robot, GrowMu, that will support people over 65 in their activities daily. It is a social robot, which is not intended to replace the services already provided by the institutions or the contact with the caretakers, formal or informal, but rather to be a complement in the daily life of the elderly, especially in their periods of greater isolation or loneliness.

GrowMu robot demonstrated some of the functionalities such as navigation and dialogue before an audience of members of Rotary Cub Coimbra-Olivais. The participants also had the opportunity to clarify some doubts about the development of this innovative project.

GrowMeUp is a project co-financed by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 program, which involves eight partners from six different countries, led by the University of Coimbra (in addition to UC and Caritas Coimbra, the University of Geneva, Zuyderland , the University of Cyprus, PAL Robotics, ProBayes and Citard IT Services).















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