Exploring caring imaginaries: Futures of roboticized healthcare

The world’s population is ageing – and robots are increasingly portrayed in care roles in fiction.

What will the roboticized future of health care look like?

In this online workshop, we will explore how medical and care robots are imagined in fiction, and reflect on the opportunities, inspiration, fear and trouble it can imply for human societies. What boundaries are there for robotic care? Which possibilities exist, or can be opened up in the future?

Workshop participants will work together on discussing grand societal issues of the care sector at a time of technological transformation.

Are you fascinated by robots in fiction? Are you interested in healthcare technology and curious about the new horizons opened by robotics in the care setting?


  • 9:30 – Welcome by Chair Sofia Moratti, NTNU
  • 9:35 – Keynote talks by experts Ingvil Hellstrand, UiS & Roger A. Søraa, NTNU
  • 10:15 – Brainwriting
  • 10:30 – Coffe Break
  • 10:45 – Ideation: Debate and experience-sharing
  • 11:45 – Coffe Break
  • 12:00 – Discussion: Pathways for caring imaginaries
  • 12:30 – End of workshop


We look forward to welcoming you to this workshop!

The Zoom-link will be sent 1 week prior to the workshop on a first-come basis.


-Registration form HERE –


Hosted by: Robotics4EUCaring Futures & the Nordic Journal of STS.

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