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The GATEKEEPER project concludes with outstanding success after a four-year duration

The GATEKEEPER is one of four EU flagship projects tasked to develop the European Health Data Space, taking on the challenge of developing AI for prevention and chronic conditions. On the 23rd of February, GATEKEEPER had its successful end-of-project review for the exceptional quality of our work and the project’s achievements. The feedback from the…

KMis Successful Twinning Event within the GATEKEEPER Project

The GATEKEEPER project is a European multi-centric large-scale pilot on smart living environments. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020, the project focuses on smart data-driven solutions for personalized early risk detection and intervention. As part of the project, the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) hosted a three-day twinning event, a mechanism which facilitates the transfer of…

KMi article among the top 10 most downloaded in 2022 for International Journal of Social Robotics

Congratulations to Gianluca Bardaro, Alessio Antonini & Enrico Motta whose article Robots for Elderly Care in the Home: A Landscape Analysis and Co-Design Toolkit has been announced as one of the Top 10 Downloaded Articles in the International Journal of Social Robotics in 2022. The article, published in August 2021, was based on a case study for the EU…

Scaling-up community care with MK:Communities

On the 24th of January 2023, the Woughton Community Council is hosting an event for local volunteer groups showcasing how the MK:Community App can be used to support activities in the neighbourhood. The app is the result of a joint effort, a co-design activity started in October 2021 with WCC, the SME Spirocco and KMi…

No corrections required for Agnese’s PhD Thesis!

Congratulations to Dr. Agnese Chiatti, who brilliantly defended her PhD Thesis, entitled "Visually Intelligent Agents – Improving Sensemaking in Service Robotics”. Agnese’s thesis, carried out under the supervision of Prof Enrico Motta and Dr Enrico Daga, tackled the problem of service robots operating in the real world, which need to interpret correctly the environment around…

KMi’s Robotics team deploys robot in real home environment

Earlier today, the Robotics team of KMi’s Intelligent Systems and Data Science group conducted experimental activities with the TIAGo robot in Northamptonshire. The robot was deployed for the first time in a real home environment, in the context of our research in the EU-funded GATEKEEPER project.   Specifically, our work focuses on developing robots that can…

KMi’s Agnese Chiatti wins prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science

At a ceremony held this morning in Milan, Agnese Chiatti has received the “L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science” prize, in recognition of the excellence of her research in Robotics. This award, which was established in October 2002 by L’Oréal Italia, in collaboration with the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, provides six scholarships of €20,000 each…

Meet HanS, the Health and Safety Robot Inspector

The Intelligent Systems and Data Science (ISDS) robotics team has developed HanS, a Health and Safety Robot Inspector. HanS is an experiment in service robotics and has been designed to be able to patrol KMi to try and identify possible violations to Health and Safety rules. For instance, typical rules check that all fire extinguishers are in…

MK:5G Connect – Showcasing the ISDS robotic research

On the 14th of February, the Marshal Area hosted the MK:5G Connect: an expo of all technologies and advancements connected with the 5G pilot in Milton Keynes. We participated as ISDS group with a stall presenting the research of Agnese and Gianluca, our TiaGo robot and the upcoming GATEKEEPER pilot in MK about robotic intervention at home….

Past and Present KMi Research Stars Take Centre Stage at Semantics 2021

Last week saw the latest edition of the Semantics series of conferences, Semantics 2021, which took place in Amsterdam, Holland. Since 2005, the Semantics conferences provide the main European forum covering both advanced academic research in semantic technologies, as well as the state of the art in the relevant industrial applications. Semantics 2021 saw a…


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