The Services of Electro-mechanical Care Agencies (SELEMCA) lab is a research facility in Amsterdam dedicated to exploring novel assistive technologies for groups such as elderly persons and people suffering from (mental) health disorders. More specifically, our mandate includes the development of systems built around human interactions with robots, computer-based agents, and virtual worlds. We refer to these systems as Caredroids, devices or software that will provide a variety of medical services.


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Thank you, everybody!

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Robots and creative industries: an adventurous relationship

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