Integrative social robotics hands-on

Kerstin Fischer, Johanna Seibt, Raffaele Rodogno, Maike Kirkegård Rasmussen, Astrid Weiss, Leon Bodenhagen, William Kristian Juel, Norbert Krüger

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In this paper, we discuss the development of robot use cases in an elderly care facility in the context of exploring the method of Integrative Social Robotics (ISR) when used on top of a user-centered design approach. Integrative Social Robotics is a new proposal for how to generate responsible, i.e. culturally and ethically sustainable, social robotics applications. Starting point for the discussion are the five principles that characterize an ISR approach, which are discussed in application to the three use cases for robot support in a Danish elderly care facility developed within the smooth project. The discussion by an interdisciplinary design team explores what attention to the five principles of ISR can offer for use case development. We report on the consequences of this short-time exposure to the basic ideas of ISR for use case development and discuss the value of approaching robot development from an ISR perspective.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInteraction Studies
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)145-185
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • Integrative social robotics
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Use case development
  • User-centered design


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