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AISB event Bulletin Item

Invitation to attend workshop at UH on "Robots supporting personal independence and rehabilitation"


Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a KT-Equal sponsored workshop on the
24th of November 2009 entitled "Robots supporting personal independence and
rehabilitation", hosted by the Adaptive Systems Research Group at University
of Hertfordshire.

This workshop will present and discuss the role of technology in the
rehabilitation of older people and children, including some of the latest
developments in the use of 'robotic' technologies. The perspectives of
research scientists, clinicians and users will be explored through
presentations, demonstrations and breakout sessions.

Attendance is free of charge but it is by registration and limited to the
first 100 participants.
For registration, programme, directions and other additional information,

Event organisers:
Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire (local organizer and
contact: f.amirabdollahian2@herts.ac.uk)
Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire
Professor Gail Mountain, KT-EQUAL Director
Verity Smith KT-EQUAL Cordinator

The Comet Hotel (Ramada Hatfield Hotel), St. Albans Road West
Hatfield, AL10 9RH, Hertfordshire, UK

This workshop aims to stimulate debate among key stakeholders regarding the
nature of assistive technologies developed using the latest developments in
robotic technologies. It will include presentations from experts working
across the spectrum of development, from basic technology to neuroscience.

The workshop will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners and policy
makers, health and social care practitioners, employers, charitable and
government bodies concerned with the needs of older and disabled people, as
well as researchers and academics from engineering, biological, social
science, medical and health care disciplines especially those who are
interested in looking forwasrd to a time when radically new technologies
will be available.

There is no charge for attendance just an enthusiasm and interest in
extending the quality of life through informed user-focused research and its
application. Registration is essential. To book a place, please refer to the
registration page.

Hope to see you in November at the workshop.

Kerstin Dautenhahn