People becomes more creative, collaborative when social robot is placed in workplace!? From next year, University of New South Wales and Fuji Xerox R&D plan to put real robot among employees to study how robots influence to group behavior in long-term interaction.
Psychological insights will play important role for robot development. The researchers try to design features that understand psychological needs, and encourage positive engagement. They even envision the future when robot will enhance employees’ wellbeing and facilitate collaboration. Thrilled to see how it will look like!!
- When: From early 2019
- Where: Fuji Xerox R&D square, Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan (map)
- Robot: Prototype is under development in Creative Robotics Lab in New South Wales University
- Test will be held inside Fuji Xerox exclusively.
- The robot is expected to exhibit at
Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Aomi, Tokyo. (Map)
Photo Credit: UNSW, Quentine Jones, “Dr Roshan Thapliya in the Creative Robotics Lab at UNSW.”
University of New South Wales Sydney, Newsroom “Social robot developed at UNSW set to revolutionise workplace experience” Feb 8th, 2018 Susanna Smith
Tech Central “UNSW and Fuji Xerox Begin Long-term social robotics study”