Band Degli Orsi
The “Gaslini Band Band” ONLUS is a no profit Association, which develops social activity (ONLUS), and whose mission is the care of the young patients - and their parents – hospitalized in the Pediatric Institute “Giannina Gaslini” of Genoa, Italy.
The Gaslini Band Band and the School of Robotics share the common goal of the edutainment of the young patients employing robotic kit. These small robot can be used both for amusing the hospitalized kids, and for educational purposes as well.
In this frame, the Gaslini Band Band, the School of Robotics and the Hospital School “Giannina Gaslini (the hospitalized kids who undertaker some day-hospital therapies can go to a ad hoc school located in the same compound) have organized a project called “The Band of the robots”. The project unifies the care and welcome of the kids, the need for entertaining them while in hospital for therapies and the educational continuity needs.
This project's aim s to give to the hospitalized kids an environment – the school – thanks to which they can "go ou" from the Hospital.
The role of the “robot” (both as intelligent machine and as mytical figurine) has a peculiar role and impact for and on the hospitalized kids, as shown in many occasions during the development of the project.