Search for dissertations about: "social robots"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 swedish dissertations containing the words social robots.

  1. 1. Socio-technical Transformations in Care Practices : Investigating the Implementation of Social Alarm Systems in Nursing Homes

    Author : Fangyuan Chang; Britt Östlund; Sanna Kuoppamäki; Andrea Eriksson; Uno Fors; KTH; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Science and technology studies STS ; Technology implementation; Digital transformation; Care practices; Nursing homes; Qualitative research; Technology and Health; Teknik och hälsa;

    Abstract : The worldwide shortage of qualified care workers along with the increasing need for elderly care services has restrained the capacity of nursing homes to offer their residents high-quality care services. Along with digitalization, policymakers believe that technological advancements can improve the efficiency of care and streamline care work, thus helping to alleviate the challenge above. READ MORE

  2. 2. Robotic Companionship : The Making of Anthropomatic Kitchen Robots in Queer Feminist Technoscience Perspective

    Author : Pat Treusch; Sabine Hark; Cecilia Åsberg; Lissa Holloway-Attaway; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Geschlecht; sozio-technische Imagination; menschenähnliche Roboter; Anthropomatik; Robot Companions; Küchen-Robotik; Technoscience Studies; feministische Posthumanwissenschaften; Apparate körperlicher Produktion; feministischer Materialismus; Mensch-Maschine-Verhältnisse; Genus; sociotekniska föreställningar; människolika robotar; robotsällskap; köksrobotar; technovetenskap; feministisk posthumaniora; kroppsproduktionsapparat; feministisk materialism; människa-maskin relationer;

    Abstract : Specific machines furnish the contemporary socio-technical imaginary: ‘Robot companions’ that supposedly herald the age of robots, an age that is signified by the realization of robot technologies that are taking over labor from humans in every sphere of ‘everyday human lives’. How do we want these robot companions to work and look and how do we want to live with these machines?  This thesis explores the engineering of relating humans and machines in the specific context of contemporary robotics from a queer feminist technoscience perspective. READ MORE

  3. 3. Older People Meet Robots : Three Case Studies on the Domestication of Robots in Everyday Life

    Author : Susanne Frennert; Certec - Rehabiliteringsteknik och Design; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Older people; social robots; gerotranscendence; domestication theory; Participatory Design; social robotics;

    Abstract : This thesis explores how older people construct meaning, use and make sense of three kinds of robots in their homes. The exploration is undertaken in empirical studies of an assistive robot, an eHealth system, and robotic vacuum cleaners. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social Robots as Intentional Agents

    Author : Sam Thellman; Tom Ziemke; Annika Silvervarg; Maartje de Graaf; Jessica Lindblom; Agnieszka Wykowska; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Human-robot interaction; folk psychology; intentionality; Människa-robot-interaktion; vardagspsykolgi; intentionalitet;

    Abstract : Social robots are robots that are intended for social interaction with people. Because of the societal benefits that they are expected to bring, social robots are likely to become more common. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Useworthiness of Robots for People with Physical Disabilities

    Author : Håkan Eftring; Certec - Rehabiliteringsteknik och Design; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Page-turning; End-effector; RAID; Manus; Independence; Needs Analysis; Simplified Robot Use; Automatic Grasping; Case Studies.; Ethics; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ; rehabilitation; revalidation; kinesitherapy; Physical medicine; Rehabilitation Robotics; Robots; Physical Disabilities; Useworthiness; Usability;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with robotics and the new possibilities it offers people with physical disabilities. I focus on the user and the use of the technology and, in particular, on what makes robotic aids worth using - useworthiness as distinguished from usability. READ MORE