Theories are an integral part of the scientific endeavour. The target article proposes interesting ideas for a theory on human–robot interaction but lacks specificity that would enable us to properly test this theory. No empirical data are yet available to determine its predictive power.
I gave a keynote speech at the 2021 Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics.
I gave a keynote speech at the 2021 Joint UAE Symposium on Social Robotics. This year’s conference took place virtually and we had many exciting speakers. I focused on what roles robots can play during the Covid crisis and why so many social robots fail in the market.
I gave a keynote talk at the HRI2021 Metrics and Test Methods for HRI Workshop. I talked about some of the major challenges in research methodology that all HRI researches should address prior to conducting their study.
In our previous podcast episode The Good Robot we discussed the difficulty of enabling robots to act ethically. When talking to journalists or policy makers about machine ethics you frequently get the response, well, Issac Asimov already solved that problem with his three laws of robotics. These laws are so seductively simple that most will intuitively understand them. In this episode of the Human-Robot Interaction podcast, Sean Welsh and I will have a close look at these laws and try to understand why barely anybody has ever tried to use them in their robot.
I started a new podcast series on Human-Robot Interaction. Have a look at the website to follow the latest episodes. I interview experts in the field and discuss technical, ethical and psychological issues around HRI.