When you think about a robot, you probably imagine a cartoon, the villain on TV, or that smiling-faced friend who wants to save the planet. And although they were used mainly in companies to help people do the heaviest jobs, now there are all kinds of robots that can accompany you almost all day. This kind of robot is called a “social robot” and they can be very friendly: they can talk and play with you!
At RobotLAB we’re very interested in knowing how you think about and interact with social robots, especially what you can learn from these robots. In general, you’ll just be playing with one of our robots for a while. We hope to learn more about your vision of social robots!
Disclaimer: The text, ethical guidelines and procedures listed above are inspired by those of the mentoring project CHILDROBOT, at the University of Amsterdam , for which we obtained permission.