As the world's population ages and the prevalence of long term health conditions grows, healthcare systems struggle to provide the services and staff to help people, and healthcare costs continue to rise. New technology may provide solutions and robotics is increasingly proposed for innovative applications in healthcare; there is increasing research regarding the acceptance, feasibility and efficacy of healthcare robotics. There is a significant component of human robot interaction when robots are deployed in healthcare applications, and also a considerable social component. This workshop will focus on current progress and issues for the social robotics component.
Social robotics for a range of healthcare innovations including (but not limited to):
The full day workshop organization will include presentations and a discussion about the current research issues and directions of social robotics across a range of healthcare settings and populations.
The full program for the workshop is now available. To download as a PDF, click here.