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Robotics for European Digital Construction Strategy 30th November 2017
BERTIM Newsletter #5 published
Chairholder Presents Keynote at the Construction Management Institute and Construction Association of Hongkong on the Bridge to Advancement New Horizons in Hongkong s Construction Industry
Special Issue of Journal of Gerontechnology focussing on REACH outcomes and edited by Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio T. Bock published
"Exosceleton and Humanoid Robotics in Construction and Built Environment" Chapter has reached over 14000 downloads
Keynote at Singapore Contractors Association Built Environment Summit 2017
DFG awards Chairholder with Eugen und Ilse Seibold Preis 2017
Imagine the Future 2017 Keynote
Chairholder deliver Opening Keynote at "Imagine the Future" Symposium George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Chair is Scientific Committee Member of Future Furniture Design Research and Industry Conference
Special Invited Speeches of Chairholder at 17th National Construction Robotics Symposium and at Japan Society Civil Engineers in Tokyo Japan
Meeting Rooms at Boost Brothers are now named after Pioneers of Construction
br2 Chair Delivers Opening Invited Speech at Rais in Hongkong on 25th August 2017
Yearbook 2017 Interview
Exclusive Interview with an Industry Visionary
Chairholder Delivers Invited Keynote at Robotics Forum 3rd July Hongkong University Science and Technology
Transforming Construction by Robotics Opening Note by Chairholder
Eugen und Ilse Seibold-Preis der DFG geht an Thomas Bock von der TU München
Chairholder gives Keynote on Robotic Construction at Congreso Europeo sobre Eficiencia Energética y Sostenibilidad en Arquitectura y Urbanismo EESAP8
Chairholder Delivers Opening Keynote at Ace Workshop at Ecole Centrale France on 5th July

 

LISA “Habitec" (Habitat, Bits and Technology in an Ageing Society)


User feedback and evaluation conducted in the project LISA formed the starting point for the follow-up project LISA "Habitec" (Habitat, Bits and Technology in an Ageing Society) which deals with installing RmRs (Robotic Micro-Rooms) within the entire apartment, thus expanding the system to further Life Centers. RmRs are designed in a way that they do not replace existing walls, and can facilitate cost effective affordable solutions for elderly people, even those with limited income or resources. Furthermore, the RmRs are planned in a way that for each life center in the home environment, an individual “terminal” is deployed. Thus, each “terminal” is designed and developed according to the associated life center and according to the technologies and services that the user requires with respect to the corresponding ADLs. LISA habitec focuses on pre-embedding assistive functions in a modular element as a kind of furniture or cabinet, which can be later installed in the room without requiring refurbishment of the existing interior. Because of the concentration of the assistive functions in a single terminal, a compact element arises which is efficiently produced and can be easily installed within the apartment.

Whereas LISA focused on the development of a single RmR (Entrance), in LISA Habitec networked RmRs for all key Life Centers (body care, food, working, living, relaxing, entrance area) will be developed, tested and evaluated.

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