In order to enable a multifunctional robotic system, components of the HoLLiE service robotic platform are developed and evaluated for three tasks in nursing care, each with two scenarios. For example, it will be investigated how the transport of larger objects and the provision of care utensils by the HoLLiE robot can relieve nursing staff.

In addition, it will be tested how patient accompaniment and the taking over of meal ordering can support nursing staff. In addition, automated nursing process documentation and control of material inventories will be tested. The scenarios will be implemented in real settings in the hospitals participatint to the project in order to meet the demand for a practice and target group oriented development and evaluation.

Project partners

  • Project coordinator:
    Deutsches Institut für angewandte Pflegeforschung e.V. (DIP), Köln
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB), Karlsruhe
  • AWS-Institut für digitale Produkte und Prozesse gGmbH, Saarbrücken
  • FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe
  • Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe gGmbH, Karlsruhe
  • ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH, Karlsruhe
  • Knappschaftsklinikum Saar GmbH, Püttlingen

Contact at project management agency

Dr. Samer Schaat

Project Link

More information about the project HoLLiECares can be found here.

On the BMBF website you will find a brief introduction to the project as well as an overview of all funded research projects.


The SR accompanied the robot during a test: