Technologies and Robotics


The Use of the Humanoid Robot in Promoting Active Ageing

The project presents interdisciplinary research into the social and technological aspects of interactions between older people and the "Pepper" robot. The possibilities of using the robot to motivate seniors in community centres to become more active are explored, with a focus on active aging and a range of activities, such as education and socialization. The project will bring new applied knowledge, as, so far, the focus has been on the issue of care for the elderly rather than on the magnetic social actor of higher age. A further focus on the gender aspect of the interaction brings added value. The project will bring key knowledge on overcoming technological exclusion and the lack of technological socialization, which are important barriers to the acceptance of technology-supported care.

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Project Period

1/2019 - 12/2021


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List of Publications

Total number of publications: 14

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Survey and Education of Citizens of the Czech Republic in the Field of Biometric

The aim of the project is to carry out a study of knowledge of biometric systems and manipulation of biometric data among citizens of the Czech Republic, with an emphasis on knowledge of the risks arising from the use of these systems. We will focus on various age groups, professional groups and people with different education. Based on this study, we will prepare 1) a certified methodology for Czech Police and Office for Personal Data Protection and 2) a brochure for relevant stakeholders, with whom we will organize also 3) a participatory workshop that will contribute to the relevant transfer to practice. The electronic brochure will be freely available in a print-ready format to ensure its availability. These materials will be created within three years of project implementation.

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