Future domestic robots will be complex products integrated into human living spaces to perform daily tasks with us such as robotic arms able to unload the dishwasher. While robotics technologies have seen a rapid advance in the last decade, state-of-the-art robotic systems still face frequent failures. This is a potential barrier against acceptability and trustworthiness of these future systems. Our Failsafe project aims to develop an understanding of how robotic technologies can be integrated within the home to help people with domestic chores through developing an understanding of robotic failures. To achieve this, we aim to explore how people perceive and understand robot failures.
We are now appealing for participants with little or no existing knowledge about robotic technologies to attend a workshop (10am – 13:00pm) at the Cobot Maker Space, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham on 1st November. Lunch and a £30 Amazon voucher will be offered to participants as a thank you for your time.