Over the last year Heemskerk Innovative Technology (HIT), together with PAL Robotics, developed SANDRo (Semi-Autonomous Day & Night Robot), an innovative robot that supports care professionals and provides assistive services to patients. The project was funded by DIH Hero.
In March 2022, we had the chance to deploy SANDRo at El Carme Sociosanitary Centre in Badalona, (BSA) where the robot performed autonomous and teleoperated tasks in real-life settings. Thanks to the SANDRo project we formed the basis of HIT’s multi-purpose service robot ROSE and achieved TRL 7, making a big step towards full deployment!
ROSE is a multi-purpose, semi-autonomous, service robot which aims to support care professionals and provide clients with improved autonomy and sustainable high-quality services. ROSE patrols the hospital wards detecting unusual activity, checks the well-being of patients, responds to requests and transports objects & medical equipment. ROSE communicates with people, activates and entertains them as well as physically supports them by taking on tasks that they are not able to perform themselves. The modular and extendable architecture enables ROSE’s functionalities to easily be adapted to the user’s needs. The hardware platform of ROSE, is TIAGo, the dexterous and versatile robot by our partners PAL Robotics.