HRI especially socially assistive robots is an interdisciplinary field. Here, I offer the perspective of a developmental psychologist of what psychology can gain and what we can offer to this field (e.g. theory and research methods). I will discuss key elements of child development (e.g. joint attention, theory of mind) which are relevant to developmental robotics and aspects of social developmental (e.g. communication development) that are key to social robotics.
Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 10:30 to 11:30
Dr Thusha Rajendran
Robotarium Seminar Room, EM, Heriot-Watt University