Patrizia Marti

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The Project

Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions


Iromec is a robot companion that promotes play for physically and cognitive impaired children, in particular autistic, motor impaired and mild cognitive impaired children. The robot can engage in a number of play scenarios like cause and effect games, coordination games, sensory stimulation games, pretend play, imitation games, with defined educational and therapeutic objectives. The games are enabled by the use of a mobile platform and a set of coated modules embedding smart materials.


PROFACTOR Austrian Research Centers (ARC) University of Hertfordshire Robosoft SA Vilans University of Siena Universita della Valle d’Aosta Toy Research Institute Risoluta S.L.L.


Sponsored by

EU Specific Targeted Research Project IST-FP6-045356