Updated: 13 May 2015 - 12:47am by C. Balaguer
Start:2001 / End:2004
Principal investigator: Carlos Balaguer
EU 5th Framework Programme
Flexible mechatronic assistive technology system to support persons with special needs in all their living and working environments

The MATS robot, developed in its entirety by the Robotics Lab of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as part of the IST European Union project, aims to provide people  independence in their own home. The development of service robots with high levels of mobi

The MATS robot has brought a highly innovative approach to the construction of service robots. The MATS robot can be adapted to different living environments and even move around the home using a flipping action. It can, for example, clamber around a house from room to room or even to another floor, and it is light enough for wheelchair users to move around while it is anchored to the chair. The home in question, in keeping with the concept of environmental intelligence, must be equipped with a simple docking system that serves exclusively to feed the robot. The robot uses these docking stations to ?move? from one place to another, for example, from the living room wall to the wheelchair, or from the wheelchair to a kitchen top. The MATS robot can undertake a large range of household tasks, like feeding, bringing glasses, shaving, applying make-up, cleaning teeth, etc.

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