Diversity & gender in healthcare robotics

Hosted by: Robotics4EU, GoodBrother, Caring Futures

Keynotes: Eduard Fosch-Villaronga and Ingvil Førland Hellstrand

Chair: Sofia Moratti



Robots are becoming an important part of many sectors of society. In healthcare, robots perform many different tasks. Which groups of people are impacted by these robots, and in what ways—is any social groups excluded, and can robots have bias? In this workshop we will dive deeper into diversity and gender aspects of healthcare robotics, with keynote experts from the field, discussions, and frameworks from the Robotics4EU project.


Details on keynotes:


The consequences of missing diversity considerations in healthcare robotics

By Eduard Fosch-Villaronga, Assistant Professor at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University (NL). Eduard investigates legal and regulatory aspects of robot and AI technologies, with a special focus on healthcare. He is the author of ‘AI for Healthcare Robotics‘ with CRC Press and ‘Robots, Healthcare, and the Law. Regulating Automation in Personal Care’ with Routledge. He is interested in human-robot interaction, responsible innovation, and the future of law.


Gender, care and robots

By Ingvil Førland Hellstrand, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Stavanger. Her current research revolves around storytelling practices and posthuman ethics in the project Caring Futures: Developing Care Ethics for Technology-Mediated Care Practices.

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