Ethical considerations of care robots used in residential aged care
Interaction Design Lab
Level 9, Doug McDonell Building (Building 168)
As a variety of different care robots are introduced to older people, the ethics on their use and design becomes an important issue. In this study, we discussed the potential tensions that care robots may bring to caregivers in residential aged care facilities, and how to ethically design care robots to ensure good care. We argue that given the specific context of care works, care robots should be designed as handy tools rather than high intelligent social entities.
Stella Yuan, Phd Candidate
University of Melbourne
Stella is a first year PhD student in the Department of Computing and Information Systems. She is supervised by Dr Jenny Waycott and Associate Professor Reeva Lederman (Computing and Information Systems). She is interested in studying ethics of robots in aged care. Stella has a of 9 years in the largest data center in a national bank in China. She held various positions, such as electrical engineer, IT project manager and IT service manager.