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Implementing Responsible Robotics ready for society

Track: ELSE

Date and Time: 13 Mar 2024 12:00-13:20, room Faro

Organisers: Yu Cheng, Roger Sørra, Lucas De Bont, Mette Simonsen

Main questions to be answered – Q1: How can we ensure that robots developed are mature enough for society?

Main questions to be answered – Q2: How can you introduce Responsible Robotics practices in your organization?

Main questions to be answered – Q3: How can we change industry to adopt more responsible practices as a whole?

Workshop Description: The workshop is designed to provide valuable insights into implementing Responsible Robotics and how you can work with SSH (social sciences and humanitarian) dimensions in the development of robotics. In this session, we will present key findings, policy recommendations and practical tools from the Robotics4EU project, followed by an interactive discussion with a panel consisting of representatives from SINTEF, University of Florence, CTAG to DiH2. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of responsible robotics and be equipped with practical tools including a free online tool that provides a unique bottom-up approach to address non-technological barriers to robot adoption, guiding robot developers towards Responsible Robotics. We look forward to your participation!

Intended Outcome: Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Novel format (e.g. interactive matchmaking session for technologies and applications), Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Information about community involvement and services offered (e.g. DIHs, open calls, platforms, …), Workshops engaging non-roboticists to understand needs/goals (policy, commercial, technical), Participants will be inspired to how we further the work within the SSH (social sciences and humanitarian) dimensions in the development of robotics. Through the workshop discussion topics of common interest will be explored on the topics of responsible robotics. And lastly participants will leave with a set of practical tools including an online self-assessment tool and a board game for ethical and socially conscious innovation.

Approach: The workshop will consists of a series of presentations both from the Robotics4EU project and invited guest speakers. This will be followed by a panel discussion with close interaction with the audience. The workshop will first include an introduction of the Robotics4EU project, an European project aiming to boost a widespread adoption of robots in Europe, by considering non-technological barriers to adoption and designing responsible robotics principles. The project is active in Agri-food, Healthcare, Inspection & Maintenance, and Agile Production. One of their main outputs is the Responsible Robotics Compass, a tool for robot manufacturers to assess and improve the social readiness of their robots –- as well as a Co-Creation game that delves deep into the non-technological barriers to adoption of robotics in society. The outcome of this workshop is to share experiences about responsible robotics and positively influence other EU projects as well as academia and robotics manufacturers. In this workshop, we will handle important topics in the form of a panel discussion. During the panel discussion, the goal is to explore beyond the project scope to look back at key takeaways and learnings. Additionally, guest speakers and panelists will share their personal experiences with responsible robotics from their own practice areas. Agenda: – Introduction Roger A. Søraa / NTNU – Presentation of Key Results from the Project Lucas / CIVITTA – How can we work towards developing responsible robots? Anneli Roose / CIVITTA – Lightning Talks from or guest speakers 1. Filippo Cavallo, Associate Professor in Biomedical Robotics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence 2. Angel Dacal Nieto, Factory of the Future Area Manager at CTAG. 3. Ali Muhammad, Head of DIH2 network 4. Aksel Andreas Transeth, Acting Researcher Manager, Sintef Digital (euRobotics member) 5. Gabor Sziebig, Research Manager, Sintef Manufacturing AS (euRobotics member) – Panel Discussion Moderated by Roger A. Søraa / NTNU

Contributors: Confirmed Speakers for this workshop: 1. Filippo Cavallo, Associate Professor in Biomedical Robotics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence 2. Angel Dacal Nieto, Factory of the Future Area Manager at CTAG. 3. Ali Muhammad, Head of DIH2 network 4. Aksel Andreas Transeth, Acting Researcher Manager, Sintef Digital (euRobotics member) 5. Gabor Sziebig, Research Manager, Sintef Manufacturing AS (euRobotics member) Contributors: 6. Jyrki Latokartano (Project Manager) and Prof. Minna Lanz (Head of TRINITY), TRINITY network 7. Michael Clelland, Project Manager, DIH2 network 8. LIFEBOTS Exchange Project (H2020), website: www.lifebots.eu Speakers/organizers from Robotics4EU project: 1. Anneli Roose, Project Coordinator at Robotics4EU & Civitta 2. Lucas de Bont, Project Manager at Robotics4EU & Civitta 3. Roger A. Søraa, Task leader at Robotics4EU & Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology 4. Yu Cheng, project support at Robotics4EU & Higher Executive Officer, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology 5. Anne Kalouguine, task leader at Robotics4EU & Research Engineer in AI and robotics Evaluation, French National Metrology and Testing Laboratory 6. Mette Simonsen, WP leader at Robotics4EU & Project Manager, Danish Board of Technology

Further Information: www.robotics4eu.eu https://www.sintef.no/en/digital/ https://trinityrobotics.eu/about/ https://www.dih-squared.eu/ https://ctag.com/en/ https://dipartimenti.unicatt.it/psicologia-unita-di-ricerca-teoria-della-mente?rdeLocaleAttr=en#:~:text=The%20Research%20Unit%20on%20Theory,of%20the%20Department%20of%20Psychology. https://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-0-0-A-3f2c352d3a2c29.html