Robotic Assisted Living Testbed (RALT)

Part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, the Robotic Assisted Living Testbed provides a complete testbed environment for the development and evaluation of Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technology.


The Robotic Assisted Living Testbed at Heriot-Watt University is a ‘Living-Lab' home-like environment designed to facilitate user-driven design and testing of innovative ICT Robotic solutions for healthy ageing and independent living.

The testbed is used in research focusing on the development of innovative, user-friendly, interactive and modular independent living systems combining smart sensing, ICT and robotic technology working together to assist humans, triage issues and facilitate communication and connectivity as part of personalised and connected social care practices.

Research at RALT »


The testbed is part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and is partly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics   @EDINrobotics

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council   @EPSRC