Responsible Robotics: Project Meeting

19-01-2021

On 18 January 2021 a meeting with our Munich colleagues took place as part of the “RR-AI: Tracing Ethical and Social Aspects of AI-Based Transformations in Healthcare Work and Knowledge Environments” project.

The project “RR-AI: Tracing Ethical and Social Aspects of AI-Based Transformations in Healthcare Work and Knowledge Environments” is a cooperation with the Technical University of Munich and is led by Professor Ruth Müller. Further participants at the TU Munich are Professor Alena Buyx and Professor Sami Haddadin.

The project focuses on the challenges arising from novel divisions of labour between humans and machines. In particular it examines two novel, AI-based technologies (the service robot GARMI and an intelligent exo-arm-prothesis) from a social, ethical and legal dimension. Through this we aim to develop a practical toolbox that can be used for future AI-applications.

The project spans over three years (2020-2023) and is led by Professor Iris Eisenberger at Uni Graz. Further, Sebastian Scholz (Tenure Track Innovation Law) and Tess Upperton (Land Steiermark Fellow) are involved in the project.

The project is part of the transdisciplinary consortium “Digitalization”, which explores questions of the digital transition in economy and work, politics and society, as well as media and public communication. The consortium is funded by the Bavarian Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

You can find further information here: https://www.mcts.tum.de/research/rrai/