Robotics and Human Values

The AU Social Robotics Lab is an interdisciplinary research unit where researchers from robotics (engineering and computer science) collaborate with researchers in design, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and cognitive science to produce research and applications in social robotics.

The lab uses the research format of “Integrative Social Robotics” (ISR).  ISR is a method which proceeds from socio-cultural values and integrates all relevant scientific expertise and stakeholder input into innovative robotics solutions that are socially and ethically desirable.

Due to its value-driven, wide-scope interdisciplinary, and fully participatory approach, the AU Social Robotics lab is uniquely qualified to address the complex technical and socio-cultural challenges that arise when robots are used within the space of human social interactions.

The AU Social Robotics Lab welcomes and facilitates MA Thesis projects from engineering, the humanities, as well as social and human sciences that lend themselves to collaborative interdisciplinary embedding.

2018.09.05 | Lecture / talk

Guest talk by Robert Lowe on Affective computation through Reinforcement Learning: Harnessing Multiple Dimensions of Value in Learning and Behaviour

Prof. Lowe from the University of Gothenburg will be visiting us and giving a presentation on Wednesday 12 September - you are very welcome to join! Title: Affective computation through Reinforcement Learning: Harnessing Multiple Dimensions of Value in Learning and Behaviour Robert's…

2018.08.31 | Events

Special Issue on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning

IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

This workshop will be held during ICDL-EpiRob 2018

2018.07.17 | Events, Workshop

Workshop on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning

ICDL-EpiRob 2018

2018.05.28 | Workshop, Science and Technology, Future students, Lecture / talk

AU Social Robotics Lab at 'Akademiet for Talentfuld Unge' (ATU)

On Wednesday 4th of July 2018, our group member Nicolas Navarro will participate in the 'Akademiet for Talentfuld Unge' (ATU) - Region of Central Jutland 2018 where young high-school students will have the opportunity to learn about our research. For more information about this event please visit this link. Place: Herning Gymnasium, H. P.…

Matchpoint Seminar: The Welfare State: New Solutions to Old Problems?

2018.05.01 | Events, Workshop

Workshop on Social Robotics

Social Robotics: New Paths to Discovering What Matters in a Human Life

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2018.04.11 | Science and Technology

The lab was featured in the new profile brochure

Department of Engineering Profile 2018

2018.02.12 | Science and Technology

Grant: Business-Oriented Activities

Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University