Everyday experiences with robots

Everyday experiences with robots

Robots are becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives. You may encounter a customer-service robot at a bank, or employ a robot to clean your floors. You may collaborate with a robot at work, or see a robot in your child’s classroom. However, while everyday experiences with robots are becoming more common place, there are still an incredible number of UX challenges to solve. What affordances are conveyed by the physical and behavioral design of a robot? And how can we evaluate the success of human-robot partnerships? In this talk, we will discuss these and other unique challenges UX professionals face in robot design. At Bossa Nova Robotics, we have deployed inventory-scanning robots in over 50 retail stores. Throughout this talk, we will discuss robot design strategies, as well research findings from studies “in the wild.” We will also survey some of the latest academic research in human-robot interaction.

Entry Level Innovation and Future Technologies
Location: Kierland 4A Date: June 27, 2019 Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am Meg Dickey-Kurdziolek Georgia Judd