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Robotics + Care Mashup 2023 (16th - 20th October)

October 16, 2023

Innovators, healthcare experts, students and scientists converge for a special 5-day event, to shape solutions for independent living.

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Organised by the EPSRC Network EMERGENCE (Tackling Frailty: Facilitating the Emergence of Healthcare Robots from Labs into Service) and the CARE Group, hosted by the National Robotarium and the Global Research Institute (GRI) for Health & Care Technologies at Heriot-Watt University, the Robotics + Care Mashup will return in October 2023 to bring together students, academics, end-users, care providers and technologists to develop solutions that could help people live more independent lives. The event will feature talks, hands-on workshops and tutorials for technologists and care providers, with leading experts in healthcare, assistive technology and robotics - all centred around a 5 days long hackathon.

Get immersed in a real product development process over the course of a week, with delegates from all around the country. Explore the use of emerging technology including cloud, robotics and the Internet of Things equipped with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.

These can be used to enable non-intrusive monitoring of behaviour and vital signs, detect patterns and trends in behaviour and individual health status, identify problems, support self-management, decision-making and risk assessment, triage issues, facilitate communication and social connectedness, and provide social, cognitive and physical assistance when needed.

Whether your goal is to learn about robotic innovation for the care sector, develop your skills, solve a specific challenge, find a future collaborator, or simply meet like minded people - please get on board!

The event is free of charge. Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided.

Anyone is free to join the community, attend talks, and follow the progress of the teams participating to the hackathon and give their feedback on the concepts being developed throughout the week.

As in our 2021 edition, we’ll be hosting product development sessions and workshops from companies providing technical support, including APIs and sensor kits, as well as exploring topics such as ethics and cybersecurity.

People unable to travel or attend in person will be able to follow online sessions, and interact or even program our robots over the Internet through our Open Ambient Assisted Living (OpenAAL) Laboratory!

Read our Q&A document, before heading over to see the full program and register on Eventbrite.