LIFE methodology for agile cocreation of robots for ageing

Give LIFE to your robotic ideas for ageing

The goal of the LIFE methodology is to bring together robotics developers, engineers, stakeholders and end-users to cocreate robotics solutions that are more meaningful to end-users, in particular on specific targets such as the elderly. The originality of this methodology is that it seeks to bring together two very different entities: robotics and the elderly with a loss of autonomy. The central axis of this agile cocreation methodology is to position the elderly user at the very heart of the development of robotic solutions


   The 4 phases of LIFE


Needs study

Identifying priority needs and robotics capabilities through in-depth interviews with older adults, formal and informal caregivers.

Agile cocreation

Developing the robotics solutions in close collaboration with end users: older adults, informal and formal caregivers, using agile programming tools.


Agile pre-experiment

Testing the robotics solutions in a real context by a larger group of end users and gathering data to further develop the AI algorithms in the robot. The robot is maturing as we learn from the experiment.

Final evaluations

Thorough assessment of the value of the robotic solution under real-life conditions in an end experiment.

Investigating its potential market through a market survey.

Assessing what is needed for sustainable entry to the market and implementation on multiple domains 



   Supplementary material


Examples from the ACCRA project:

Examples from the ACCRA project:

Examples from the ACCRA project:

Examples from the ACCRA project:

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