Upcoming events

Persuasive Social Robots for Youth Participation in Digital Civics

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:15 to 15:30
MF2, 4th Floor, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Kaisa Väänänen and Kirsikka Kaipainen
Tampere University

Social robots can be designed to entail persuasive capabilities in various application domains. We investigate how social robots can be designed to motivate and facilitate youth in civic participation. In our RoboCivics project, social robots are co-designed with the youth (15-24 years) to gain understanding of the youth’s perspectives to desirable forms of social robot interaction, with sustainability as the application domain. User trials take place in real contexts of use such as youth spaces, schools and shopping centres.

Responsible Research and Innovation Training - 2019 cohort

Thu, 14/05/2020 - 09:00 to 17:00
Robotarium Seminar Room, Heriot-Watt University

This is a mandatory training course for the 2019 cohort.

Approximate timings for the day:

10.00 Introductions

10.20 Setting the scene

11.00 Who thinks RRI is important

11.15 Overview of RRI

11.30 Coffee break

11.40 Case studies -group work

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Case study presentations

14.00 AREA 4P Framework

14.20 RRI Intensity Level

15.00 Coffee break

15.10 ORBIT Self assessment tool

16.00 RRI project overview

16.30 Questions