We’re advancing the understanding of how technological innovation impacts society’s complex infrastructures and human behaviour. We aim to design robotics and artificial intelligence systems that positively support our socio-technical environment.

Our world is rapidly changing as robotics, automation and pervasive information and communication technologies become embedded within our social, environmental and economic spheres. These “intelligent” devices are becoming ubiquitous with an increasing reliance on machine-to-machine interaction and human-machine systems. It is therefore essential to understand, evaluate and design our relationship with those intelligent systems, taking into consideration how developments in the specific technology and the application areas are framed in a societal context. This includes advancing our understanding of the value of these technologies and to examine its potential impact, considering, ethical, political, legislative and economic dimension.

Find out more here: Robotics and Society

Contacts

Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
info@acfr.usyd.edu.au