Robot Lab Live Highlights - Getting to Grips with How People React to Robots

Robot co-workers are becoming more common in many sectors. In this demo, viewers will see how humans and robots can work together on manual tasks like drilling or moving heavy objects.

Our volunteers aren’t very familiar with robotics, so we’ll be monitoring their heart rate, eye-movements and skin conductivity as they work.

You’ll get to see how their vital signs change as they interact with the robotic assistant, and afterwards we’ll hear how they felt during the demonstration and what they would like to change before co-working with this type of robot in the future.

Robot Lab Live is a virtual robotics showcase, hosted by the UK-RAS Network, and featuring 12 of the UK’s top robotics labs.