Explore the facilities on offer at the Robotic Assisted Living Testbed.


The testbed is a 60m2 square meters simulated apartment adjacent to a 60m2 workshop. The simulated apartment is a fully sensorised space designed to resemble a typical single level home comprising an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a bathroom and bedroom, and hosting a number of smart home, assistive technologies and domestic robots. The space is equipped with a motion capturing system (Vicon), a network of CCTV cameras, an RFID floor, and a device-free-sensing (DFS) system for indoor localization and unobtrusive monitoring of activities of daily living and wellness.

The apartment part of the infrastructure is based on the general design and specifications of the RoCKIn@Home testbed. For more details check the RoCKIn@Home rulebook.

Virtual Tour


  • Consists of the following rooms and areas:
    • An open plan kitchen, dining and living space
    • Kitchen is fully fitted kitchen with appliances
    • Dining area with four person dining set
    • Living area with sofa with media cabinet
    • A bathroom with sink, shower and toilet
    • A bedroom with double bed and clothes storage
  • Suspended ceiling with ample headroom
  • A wall height of 2.4m throughout
  • Level flooring throughout
Conference Room
  • A large multipurpose space, suitable for meetings, presentations or for use as a study briefing room
  • Features an oval boardroom table (seats 8)
Control Room
  • Remote CCTV monitoring of the apartment.
  • Access to the OpenHAB control panel.
  • Networked Linux (Ubuntu) workstations.



  • Asus RT-AC88U 801.11ac AP
  • NETGEAR 12-port Ethernet switch in control room
  • 1 x HP Z240 (i7-6700 / 16GB / Quadro┬« K420) w/ Ubuntu 16.04
  • 1 x HP EliteDisplay E27i 27" 1080p monitor
  • OpenHAB 3
  • Grafana (persistence service)
Video Surveilance
  • 1 x Lorex LHA2000 1080p 8-Channel DVR
  • 8 x Lorex LAB223 1080p IR cameras
  • 1 x HP 24" 1080p monitor
  • 1 x SoftBank Pepper semi-humanoid robot
  • 1 x PAL Robotics TIAGo mobile service robot
  • 1 x Double Robotics Double 2 telepresence robot
  • 1 x iRobot Roomba 866 vacuuming robot
  • 1 x Toyota Human Support Robot (HSR)
Loxone System
  • 1 x Microserver in control room
  • 1 x Intercom with VGA camera
  • 3 x Blind relays/motors in living area and bedroom
  • Light and blind control points throughout
  • Energy monitoring through the Microserver
User Interface Devices
  • 1 x Samsung F5500 32-inch Smart TV in living area
  • 1 x Apple iPhone 7
  • 1 x Apple Watch (Series 6)
  • 1 x Apple iPad (5th generation), mainly used with Double robot
  • 1 x ASUS ZenPad Z300C 10" Android tablet
  • 1 x Amazon Echo Show 7" (1st generation)
  • 1 x Amazon Echo Dot (1st generation)
  • 1 x Google Home Mini
RFID System
  • 1 x IMPINK Speedway Revolution R420 UHF 4-channel RFID reader
  • 4 x Laird far-field RAIN RFID antennas (865-868MHz)
  • IMPINJ Monza 4QT RAIN RFID tags (available for use on floor)
Home Automation Devices & Sensors
  • 8 x Passive Infrared Sensors (PIRs) in the apartment ceiling
  • 40 x magnetic switch sensors on kitchen drawers and doors
  • Sensors to detect oven, tap, kettle, bin, and fridge use
  • 10 x magnetic switch sensors on bedroom drawers and doors
  • Light, CO2, temparature, smoke, and humidity sensors
  • Pressure (occupancy) sensors in/on the chairs, sofa, bed, and toilet
  • 4 x controllable ceiling lights (via Phillips Hue Bridge)
  • 6 x controllable colour LED light strips (via Phillips Hue Bridge)
  • 2 x controllable colour LED lamps (via Phillips Hue Bridge)