Responsible Robotics

Responsible Robotics is a pilot project that explores how to put the framework of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to practice in the doctoral college “Trust Robots” at the Technical University of Vienna (09/2018-08/2021). It organises a workshop series for PhD students and develops a card-based method for reflecting and considering societal issues and concerns in robotics research and development in collaboration with PhD students.

Activities during the workshops included several group discussions with the method „Imagine RRI“, literature-based reflection, individual RRI-Coaching, discussion of research ethics and potentials of interdisciplinary collaboration, a “mind scripting” workshop and introduction to science communication/public engagement.

People involved in the pilot project: Lisa Sigl (project leader), Marjo Rauhala, Nicole Föger, Doris Allhutter, Sarah Davies and Sarah Funk & Alina Natmessnig (ScienceCenter Netzwerk)


Closing Event of the Workshop Series “RESPONSIBLE ROBOTICS”:

Engage with robotics researchers about societal aspects of their research!

Please feel welcome to join the final event of the workshop series that provides an opportunity for a broader public to discuss societal aspects of the PhD projects in the doctoral college “Trust Robots”:

Date: 22 January 2020, 15.00-18.00

Place: You can join the event online via Zoom. (In case the Corona-situation allows for it, you can also join us in person at HS1, Theresianumgasse 27.) For adaptations of the programme to the number of visitors, please register via e-mail to Lisa Sigl.