Praminda Caleb-Solly is Co Investigator on the Catch Me If You Can project and team leader for assisted living in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at UWE. For Catch Me If You Can she has been developing a series of events called Leaky Robots – these events are exploring ways a Robot Double can support access to culture for disabled people as well as the role new technologies play in giving disabled people greater independence. The Robot Doubledevice is designed to give agency and autonomy through a remote connection.
Praminda Caleb-Solly is Professor of Assistive Robotics and Intelligent Health Technologies in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at the University of the West of England. She responds poetically to concerns that arisen through working on the Catch me if you can Participating through Play project for D4D.
Praminda Caleb-Solly leads on the Catch me if you can Participating through Play project for D4D. Here she reports on an Innovate UK Long Term Care Revolution funded project called Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations.
I’m Stephanie, a PhD student lucky enough to be working alongside the D4D team. My PhD research is a stand-alone project that compliments some of the D4D workstreams. My project, ‘The identities I carry: being disabled, minority ethnic and more’, will look at how having multiple minority identities can impact on community membership and participation…