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Social Robotics brief for the TAMK UX Design course, Autumn 2012.

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  1. 1. SocialRobotics Rod Walsh, TAMK RDI autonomous physical agents with social roles, behaviors, rules inhuman interaction & communication
  2. 2. Contemporary Technology Experience
  3. 3. Human & ProductExperiences
  4. 4. Affective ComputingTechnology is mostly locked out of important partsof our world and our experience of life because itlacks understanding of what is going on inside ourminds – how we feel. Without understanding howpeople feel inside, there are serious barriers for usin improve people’s lives.
  5. 5. Affective RoboticsA physically present agent motivate humanbehavior more strongly. It brings its technologywith it, wherever people go. And it can usehuman metaphors in interaction anddevelopment of relationships.
  6. 6. Social Robots: ExamplesNexi:
  7. 7. The Trap: The Uncanny Valley Hanson’s Jules: http://www.y watch?v=IhVu 2hxm07E&fea ture=related
  8. 8. Social Robotics Demola InnoSummer 2011
  9. 9. Affective Robotics Demola Smart InnoSummer 2012 Cabs
  10. 10. Train one, Train all Demola Academy Mind Autumn 2012 Reader
  11. 11. UXD TaskCreate an interactive social robotics solution (aconcept) for educationExplore the possibilities and create a concept how“social robot” could demonstrate feelingsThings to think about (or intentionally ignore):• Functions, Effect• Aesthetics, Affect• Interactions: individual, social, environmental• Emotions, Fun, Acceptance
  12. 12. RICTI Social Robotics @TAMKA Social RobotA social robot is an autonomous robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physicalagents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its Robotics TEKES RICTI TAMK RDIR&D project at TAMK RDI funded by TEKES is the Finnish Funding Agency Tampere University of AppliedTEKES RICTI, to build Tampere-region for Technology and Innovation, Sciences (TAMK) Research,ecosystem around Social Robotics for which provides the majority of the Development and Innovation (RDI)SMEs, established industry, 3M€ 2 year budget for the RICTI projects organization. Separate, butuniversities, and third sectororganizations. initiative(Re-establishing the Finnish collaborating with, TAMK teaching ICT industry).$all/4391101EB5FD8 A01C225767B0034C8BC