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When are Robots Socially Acceptable?

Rocking Robots participates in workshop at ERF

by Marco van der Hoeven

How can responsible innovation principles be implemented in robots and XR systems that can model, profile and understand users? And how can socially acceptable interaction and communication systems be developed for robots? How can socially acceptance be evaluated? These questions will be discussed during one of the workshops at ERF, where media partner Rocking Robots will be participating.

Recent advancements in both robotics and extended reality (XR) technologies have ushered in a new era, where robots collaborate seamlessly with humans. Ensuring social acceptance of these technologies is crucial for their widespread adoption. Social acceptance is defined as the ability of these technologies to operate comfortably in diverse social settings, like postal offices or rehabilitation centers, while effectively assisting users without causing discomfort.

This workshop aims to unite experts in robotics and XR technologies from academia and industry to share their latest developments and insights into socially acceptable robotic systems. We’ve identified four key pathways to enhance social acceptance in next-gen systems: user profiling, understanding, interaction, communication, implementation of acceptable behaviors, and characterizing relevant application scenarios.

Contributors are: Lorenzo Sabattini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Confirmed, Speaker and panelist; Claude Touissant, Navel Robotics, Confirmed, Speaker and panelist; Marco van der Hoeven, Rocking Robots, Confirmed, Panelist; Francesco Ferro, PAL Robotics, Invited, Speaker and panelist; Laetitia Bochud, Virtual Switzerland, Invited, Speaker and panelist

Date and Time: 14 Mar 2023 11:40-13:00

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