On February 5th and 6th the AV research department will be hosting the Kick-off meeting of the new European FP7 project AlterEgo. What is the project about?

Social pathologies, including schizophrenia, autism and social phobia, are mainly characterized by difficulties in interaction with others. This causes much suffering both for the patients and those that surround them.

The AlterEgo European project aims to develop and test, in a three years term, an innovative rehabilitation method to improve such relational deficits, using humanoid robotics and virtual reality. More information about AlterEgo and the role of the AV research department in the project will be available soon here.