Rassel: Robot Assistant for the Elderly

  • Maite GiménezEmail author
  • Jaume JordánEmail author
  • Javier PalancaEmail author
  • Jaime RinconEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 802)


Assisting the elderly is today a necessity and a responsibility of our society. As they reach old age they need more assistance and companionship when they eventually live alone. In this context, technology, and cognitive assistants in particular, can help in the task of caring for our elderly. In this work, we have developed an assistant robot for the elderly, called Rassel, that helps to take care of senior people who is living alone, helps them to keep active by recommending custom activities and also helps with their health assistance by monitoring their vital signs and maintaining contact with relatives or emergency contacts if a medical urgency occurs. This robot has been developed and presented in the IBM Country Project ‘Cogs for Good’.


Internet of Things IBM cloud Assistant robot Elderly 



This work was partially supported by MINECO/FEDER TIN2015-65515-C4-1-R project of the Spanish government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

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