Category Archives: Blog

RAG Blog: Health focused Robotics Week observations

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European Robotics Week 2017 took a place around Europe on 17–27 November 2017. I attended two seminars on robotics with human focus. First in the Metropolia Myyrmäki campus, “Ihminen ja Robotti” (human and robot) -themed MetropoliaEday event and second, Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2017: AI and Robotics in Health and Medical Technology organized in the Aalto University campus.

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RAG Blog: European Robotics Forum 2017 in Edinburgh focuses on IoT+AI and Robotics – Europe is a global leader in service robotics!

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I attended ERF2017 in Edinburgh last week 22.-24.3.2017. My interest is applying robotics for healthy aging and assisted autonomous living, so I followed tracks on Artificial Intelligence (AICoR), Health, Social Impact, Ethical Legal and Societal. I did not follow Industrial, Agri-Food, Harsh Environments, Space, Underwater, Maintenance and Inspection, Logistics, Construction, Neurobotics, Miniaturized, System Engineering, Innovation, Awards or Competitions tracks, except

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RAG BLOG: What is the state of the Swedish innovation ecosystem for eHealth?

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It was inspiring two days 24-25 January at MVTe in Kista Sweden – Meeting place for welfare technology and e-health – trade show and conference. I met many exhibitors and listened to selected talks targeted at the exhibition visitors. The exhibit presented caregivers, carereceivers, innovators and solution providers working at the Swedish and the Nordic healthcare scene. Caregiver perspective was

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RAG BLOG: Innovation for healthy aging

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Developed nations are facing common challenges related to aging population. The effort required to provide care services to an increasing ratio of people is becoming unbearable when following traditional service models – something new needs to be invented! Human labor in developed nations is costly, so could robotics help saving costs by letting machines take care of routine tasks, allowing

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The Beginning

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Once upon a Time in 2014… …24 of us came together with different backgrounds: business developers, serial entrepreneurs, designers, artists, members of the parliament, innovation specialists and researchers. We had all sat in committees with visionary goals and full of talk – and seen little change. Somehow there had always seemed to be a missing link. We realized that we

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