Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science: "Techno-scientific Imaginaries of Socially Assistive Robots (SARs): A Comparative Study of How ‘Caring Machines’ Shape What It Means to Care"

Project Details


Total funding amount: GBP 238,155. Lenght: 3 years.
Wellcome Trust (London, UK, United Kingdom)
GRANT_NUMBER: 223540/Z/21/Z

About the project:

I am building a comparative research between the UK and Japan to investigate how care relationships and identities are (re)configured through the development and use of Socially Assistive Robots (SARs). I trace AI and robotics innovation for care from the robotics laboratories to final users, and focus on embodied experiences of SARs across different cultural contexts. My study lies at the intersection between medical sociology, anthropology and STS. This research will create knowledge of how SARs may shape and be shaped by different understandings of the role and the value of human care.
Short titleCaring Machines
Effective start/end date1/01/2231/12/24


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