The aim of the project is to qualify the workerbot6TM service robot for tasks in care. With the involvement of nursing staff and people in need of care, work processes in everyday nursing care are being investigated – for example, possible support for fetch and delivery services. In addition, trust-building features of the robot are being studied.

Ethical issues and data protection requirements will also be discussed and taken into account. The results will be implemented functionally and design-wise in the service robot and tested in nursing practice. The focus of the technical adaptations is on improving communication and interaction (speech, facial expressions, gestures, transfer of objects) between robot and human. In addition, central aspects of user-friendliness are incorporated into the developments.


Project partners

  • Project coordinator:
    pi4 robotics GmbH, Berlin 
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Contact at project management agency

Dr. Simone Ehrenberg-Silies

Project Link

More information about the project RoMi 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.