Paving the way for culturally competent robots: a position paper

Bruno, Barbara, Chong, Nak Young, Kamide, Hiroko, Kanoria, Sanjeev, Lee, Jaeryoung, Lim, Yuto, Pandey, Amit Kumar, Papadopoulos, Chris, Papadopoulos, Irena ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6291-4332, Pecora, Federico, Saffiotti, Alessandro and Sgorbissa, Antonio (2017) Paving the way for culturally competent robots: a position paper. In: 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 28 Aug - 01 Sept 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. (doi:10.1109/ROMAN.2017.8172357)

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Abstract

Cultural competence is a well known requirement for an effective healthcare, widely investigated in the nursing literature. We claim that personal assistive robots should likewise be culturally competent, aware of general cultural characteristics and of the different forms they take indifferent individuals, and sensitive to cultural differences while perceiving, reasoning, and acting. Drawing inspiration from existing guidelines for culturally competent healthcare and the state-of-the-art in culturally competent robotics, we identify the key robot capabilities which enable culturally competent behaviours and discuss methodologies for their development and evaluation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 25629
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Depositing User: Rena Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 17:34
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 19:01
ISBN: 9781538635186
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25629

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