Following the previous article about the presentation of the RoboBrain architecture by Ortelio Ltd at the Humanoids Conference in Madrid, ElPais got interested in our new EU funded project MARIO, and decided to feature an article about the project. Here is the full story (in Spanish): http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/03/23/ciencia/1427067880_358995.html
In this article, Kathleen Murphy, MARIO’s communication manager from the National University of Galway, explains MARIO objectives. MARIO will assist patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease using robots. In particular, the “Kompai” robot created by Robosoft will be used to assist elderly remember faces, names, receive medications etc. Kathleen also described the difficulties that developers will face and announced that the first prototype will be available by the end of 2015.
The second part of the article features Ortelio Ltd with an interview of Ortelio’s Research and Innovation Strategist, Ilias Trochidis who explains that one of the key points of the project will be to create a cloud based infrastructure that will allow robots to exchange knowledge.