The DALi project has undertaken a challenging agenda aimed at extending the people autonomous life beyond the home. The environment where the system will operate is partially known (due to its large variability) and changing. Our device system must acquire dynamic information.. Read More
Our work addresses a fundamental need of modern life: autonomous navigation in environments that the user would otherwise perceive as unsafe or even hostile. The improvement for the daily life promises to be very significant. The user can in our view get out of his domestic walls... Read More
Eight full-time partners from the six European countries Italy, Spain, Greece, United Kingdom, France, and Austria. Three of these partners are higher education institutions, two partners are national research centres while three partners are industrial enterprises. Each partner is a leader in his specific field... Read More
Healthy adults take for granted the ability to navigate through complex and crowded environments. For adults with reduced physical or mental ability, particularly older adults, simple daily tasks, such as shopping or just socialising, can be extremely challenging. Normal environments can seem hostile and unfamiliar; As a result, those with reduced ability tend to avoid going out and suffer a consequent loss of physical and mental wellbeing, arising from reduced exercise, reduced fresh food and reduced socialising. To address this problem, we have developed a portable motion planning device for crowded environments, to help reduce the stress of a user with impaired ability. Our device takes the responsibility of finding the best course of action in the local environment, freeing the user to focus on more important things, such as the physical effort of moving.