CLARC – Smart Clinic Assistant Robot for CGA

CLARC – Smart Clinic Assistant Robot for CGA


The talk will be based on the development of CLARC, a mobile robot capable of receiving the patient and his family, accompanying the medical consultation room and, once there, helping the doctor to capture and manage their data during the full geriatric assessment ( CGA). CLARC incorporates sensors that allow the robot to collect additional data automatically, using non-invasive procedures, during the interactive session. CLARC will work autonomously. The doctor may use it to gather data automatically while you are busy with other tasks. This reduces the total times for the CGA sessions increases the quality and quantity of data collected while maintaining security and personalized attention.


Full name: Antonio Bandera
Filiation: Universidad de Málaga

Full name: Adrián Romero
Filiation:Universidad de Málaga

Full name: Rebeca Marfil
Filiation: Universidad de Málaga


Antonio Bandera holds a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Málaga (2000) and a Full Professor in the Electronic Technology area. He has supervised projects subsidized by the Government of Spain and the Junta de Andalucía for a value of more than 400 K €, in which the perceptive system of a social robot that will serve as a guide and help to the medical professional in neurological therapies has been designed. rehabilitation. He has co-authored more than 50 international publications in journals and more than 75 contributions to congresses, having directed three doctoral theses. His teaching is currently focused on artificial vision and image processing, as well as microelectronic design and analog circuits. He has been the responsible researcher in contracts with companies worth more than 500 K €. Specifically, in the projects with SHS Consultores SL, the UMA group proposed the design and developed the vision system responsible for capturing iris images of subjects in motion for their subsequent recognition. Within the framework of the ADAPTA project, with Indra Software Labs, a social robot seller-trader is being developed. He has been, finally, the researcher responsible for two integrated actions, with the Higher Institute of Robotics of the University of Coimbra (2008-2009) and with the group of Recognition of patterns and image processing of the Technical University of Vienna (2010- 2011).

Adrián Romero has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Málaga since 2009. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence in 2013. He was hired on a project charge in the Electronic Technology Department of the School of Telecommunications Engineers since the year 2009. He has worked as a researcher in the field of social robotics since May 2009. His main lines of research include software engineering, high performance middleware, service qualities, model-driven software development and component-based programming.