IET Meetup: Robots Helping People, Yiannis Demiris

Meetup - Robots helping PeopleProfessor Yiannis Demiris gave the latest Prestige Lecture at the IET. His work is truly inspirational – his research aims to develop robots that can help both children with disabilities and adults with chronic or mobility problems. A running theme throughout his talk was the need for the robot’s behaviour to adapt during the life of the relationship with the person – as the person learns a skill, the robot can lower its levels of assistance. Or, the robot can take the person to the next level, for example in therapeutic exercises or in gaming.
The speaker heads the Personal Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London, where he conducts research in personalised assistive robotic systems, with applications in healthcare, in-vehicle intelligence, and support for children and adults with disabilities.

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