LifeBots I: Building the software infrastructure for supporting lifelong technologies

Antonio Bandera, Juan P. Bandera, Pablo Bustos, Fernando Férnandez, Angel García-Olaya*, Javier García-Polo, Ismael García-Varea, Luis J. Manso, Rebeca Marfil, Jesús Martínez-Gómez, Pedro Núñez, Jose M. Perez-Lorenzo, Pedro Reche-Lopez, Cristina Romero-González, Raquel Viciana-Abad

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The goal of the LifeBots project is the study and development of long-life mechanisms that facilitate and improve the integration of robotics platforms in smart homes to support elder and handicapped people. Specifically the system aims to design, build and validate an assistive ecosystem formed by a person living in a smart home with a social robot as her main interface to a gentler habitat. Achieving this goal requires the use and integration of different technologies and research areas, but also the development of the mechanisms in charge of providing an unified, pro-active response to the user’s needs. This paper describes some of the mechanisms implemented within the cognitive robotics architecture CORTEX that integrates deliberative and reactive agents through a common understanding and internalizing of the outer reality, which materializes in a shared representation derived from a formal graph grammar.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia Srl
Number of pages12
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

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  • Assistive robotics
  • Lifelong technologies
  • Smart homes
  • Social robots
  • Software architectures


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