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21 October - 17 November
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Make Your Robot!

Design the robot helpers of the future

Two children drawing a robot on paper with crayons

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

Come along and have some fun at this exciting interactive event! Unleash your creativity and design the robots (or any other kind of technologies) you dream of having in the future to assist you in your home, at school, or the hospital.

A short talk at the beginning of the event will provide some context to uncover the fascinating world of care robotics, exploring its potential and limitations. This will be followed by a discussion and a collage making workshop, during which you will express your unique perspective through visual arts, sharing your personal views on these technologies for care.

With your permission, a professional photographer will take a picture of your creation at the end of the event. These captivating images will then be showcased in a virtual exhibit, sparking a dynamic conversation between roboticists and end-users.

Together, let’s highlight the vital role of end-user involvement in shaping the future of care innovation. Have your say on the future of these technologies! Don't miss this unique chance to be part of a timely dialogue that can empower and inspire!

What’s it about?

Older adults, people with cognitive/physical disabilities, their families (including children), and caregivers are potential end-users of AI and robotic care technologies. However, these populations very often do not have a say in innovation practices. This event provides an opportunity for these audiences to have their needs and opinions heard and to help ensure responsible innovation.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Giulia De Togni, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Edinburgh Medical School.

Open to

This event is open to everyone (general public).

Of particular interest to

We particularly welcome families (including young children!), older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers to attend.

Event booking deadline

27/10/2023 (until 17:30pm)