Research Initiative (ERI): Augmented
Human Assistance (AHA)
Aim to Create a ‘Personal Trainer’ Robot for Elderly
Alexandre Bernardino, principal investigator (PI) of the ERI AHA on the Portuguese side, gave interviews to the Portuguese media about
some of the results already obtained during the first year of the ERI, as well
as about the goals for the next three years.
“AHA:Augmented Human Assistance” project proposes the development and deployment of
a novel Robotic Assistance Platform designed to support healthy lifestyle,
sustain active aging, and support those with special needs and disabilities.
from ISR/IST was one of the speakers at the Conference “Envelhecimento no Século
XXI” (Aging in the 21st century), held on October 27, in Lisbon.
The ERI AHA
is led by Alexandre Bernardino (ISR-IST-UL) and Daniel P. Siewiorek (CMU), in the
scope of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by FCT. It involves IST (Instituto
Superior Técnico), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and two companies (PLUX
and YDreams Robotics).
Read the Portuguese articles at: Jornal i, TVI 24, Notícias ao Minuto, Sapo
(October 27, 2015), Correio da Manhã and TSF(October 28, 2015).