Socially Cognizant Robotics, Spring 2021

Instructor: Kristin Dana

Motivation and tour of open issues in the following application domains of Socially Cognizant Robotics: (1) mobility and strength assistance, (2) food preparation, (3) trash and recycling pickup, (4) smart buildings.
Brief Introduction to Socially Cognizant Robotics integrating robotics, cognitive science and social science. Considerations of impact of technology on the individual and society, ethics and unintended consequences. What does a roboticist need to know about social science? What does a social scientist need to know about robotics?