Instituto de Robótica para la Dependencia

Improving people’s life through robotics and assistive technology

The Institute of Robotics for Dependency (IRD or Instituto de Robótica para la Dependencia in Spanish), is a private foundation, based in Sitges, Barcelona. It is a non-profit organization, registered in the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte of Spain (nº 1,709).

The IRD promotes and encourages research and training in robotics and assistive technology for dissabled and dependant persons, in order to improve their quality of life, as well as the quality of life of their families and care professionals.

The Institute was created by the Ave Maria Foundation with the aim to separate care activities from innovation after 30 years of experience, to specialize the Institute to become a point of reference worlwide.

LAUNDRY ID

Eliminate errors in the classification of clothing in residences and facilitates labor incluson

I+D

We are a technology center focused on R+D designed for and by its beneficiaries and able to perform our own tests with end users. This makes our projects more viable and cross-cutting, from the start (concept phase) to the end (implementation), thanks to the involvement of the people with disabilities from the Fundació Ave Maria and other collaborating centers.

PILOT PLANT

The Institute of Robotics for Dependency offers to other R+D teams and companies a technology center for testing and development with end users.

INNOVATION

We are convinced that our contribution in the field of innovation must be based on the real needs of dependent people and their families as well as professionals and institutions of the sector itself. From the IRD we want to promote the implementation of the advantages and solutions that robotics and modern technology bring, helping them reach the people who need them most. We create finalist and low cost products that solve real needs.

TECHNOLOGICAL VOLUNTEERS

Anyone with knowledge engineering (IT, systems or industrial) can volunteer to help through robotics to people with disabilities.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

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The support of the people who voluntarily help us and collaborate with the Foundation through volunteering, proposing ideas and communicating needs for future projects or making donation is crucial for the Institute of Robotics for Dependency

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Job Offer: Researcher in Behavioural Sciences

Job Offer: Researcher in Behavioural Sciences

This offer obtains the public subsidy of the "Investigo Programme" within the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan; funded by the European Union NextGenerationEU through the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy. The Institute of Robotics for Dependency is...

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With the support of:

Diputació de Barcelona
Obra Social "la Caixa"
Catalunya Caixa
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Fundació Ave Maria

With the support of:

Catalunya Caixa
Fundació Ave Maria
Diputació de Barcelona
Obra Social "la Caixa"
Extra Software