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The workshop will focus on welfare technologies with the potential for care robots, and it aims at facilitating knowledge transfer.

The workshop is organized by the LIFEBOTS Exchange project.

08:30 Registration with coffee & tea.

09:00- 12:00 Part 1 - How welfare technologies and care robots are integrated in different sectors and cultures
(Open for all)

09:00 Welcome from the LIFEBOTS Exchange Project /Project leader Artur Serrano, NTNU

09:15 The Scandinavian model of welfare technologies /Jon Sørgaard, NTNU
09:45 Building Robots for Social Interaction/Paulo Alvito, IDMind

10:15 Coffee break

10:30 Role of Entrepreneurship in Welfare Technologies in Developing Countries: A Perspective on mHealth in Belt and Road Region/Ray Pradeep, University of Michigan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

11:00 Short presentations with a variety of presenters for a taste of welfare technologies
12:00 Lunch – catering
13.15 - 17:00 Part 2 – Future Care Workshop
How do we want (and fear!) that social robots will participate in future societies – and how can we mitigate risks, remove barriers, and be aware of socio-cultural aspects of robots?
We will work in small groups to discuss today’s situation of care and robotic technology, look at future visions and different pathways to get there. No preparation is needed.
19:00 Dinner (location TBD, specify dietary needs when registering)


welfare technologise, healthcare, care robots, knowledge transfer.
Target Audience
  • - Health care professionals researchers and companies working with welfare technology

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Date : 04/11/2019 Location : Trondheim, Norway Time: 9:00 > 19:00

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