Future development of social robots for people with dementia

Rasmus Christian Jørgensen, Nicklas Skov Pape, Rune Weise Kofoed & Jannik Iuel Krarup

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

The aim of this project is to identify and discuss some of the reflections needed in the future development of social robots for people with dementia. Based on the theory Social Construction of Technology(SCOT) the project shows how Paro can be seen as a social construction. Further the project looks into ethical and moral issues in implementation of the social robot based on theory from the ethical philosophy, Utilitarianism. The project concludes that it is important to understand the requirements of the end-user and the relevant social groups and how these requirements arise from the specific understanding of the technology in the development of social robots for people with dementia. The report also concludes, there are positive and negative ethical and moral implications, due to the implementation of Paro, and these need to be part of the reflections and considerations in the future development of social robots for people with dementia.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato6 jun. 2012

Emneord

  • Ethics
  • SCOT
  • Utilitarianism
  • Social Construction of Technology
  • Paro
  • Højdevang
  • Dementia