Webinar: Working with robots/humans to make better humans/robots


Join us on Thursday 3rd, June for another webinar in the HEART webinar series:
Working with robots/humans to make better humans/robots”.

Socially assistive robots are those which should provide some helpful function through their social interactions.

This is really all about social influence – designing socially persuasive and hence influential robots that can induce some desirable behaviour change in the user. Literally, using robots to make ‘better’ humans.

However, it’s hard to do this well, and potentially at least a little bit ethically questionable. This is where the humans come in – (most) humans are pretty good at this social stuff and some (e.g. therapists, teachers) are experts at it. They can also help us roboticists figure out exactly what our robots should (not) do, and to think about the broader social impact of our work.
So clearly, we should be working with humans to make better robots.

In this talk Katie will draw on examples from her work to demonstrate how both of these things can be done in practice, and try to convince you that working on these two goals simultaneously is the best way forward for engineering effective and meaningful human-robot interactions.

The webinar will be held on June 3, 2021 at 3pm CET. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about our webinar or if you would like to be a speaker in one of our next webinars contact us at sbre-heart@softbankrobotics.com.

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