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Research Projects

ExCITE - Enabling SoCial Interaction Through Embodiment

About this project

Project information

Projekt Status

In progress 2010 - 2013

Contact

Amy Loutfi

Research Subject

Research environments

The main objective of ExCITE is to evaluate user requirements of social interaction that enables embodiment through robotic telepresence. This evaluation is performed in situ, on a PanEuropean scale and with a longitudinal perspective. An existing prototype is deployed to the targeted end users, and is refined by tightly involving the users in the development cycles of the prototype throughout the project. The prototype used is called the Giraffe system and consists of a screen and web camera mounted on a simple robotic base that can be teleoperated.

ExCITE is a EU AAL project, coordinated by Orebro University. The overall budget is about 1,500,000 EUR. The share of Orebro University is about 330,000 EUR.

Research funding bodies

  • EU AAL - Active and Assisted Living Programme