The goal of the  RoboTIPS project is to draw on Responsible Innovation research to develop responsible social robotics. 

There is often a tension between the economic needs for increasing technological innovation and the ways in which these innovations may be developed responsibly - that is in a manner that is societally acceptable and desirable.

 In the RoboTIPS project we develop an approach that aims to anticipate not only the positive outcomes but also the potentially negative consequences of technological innovations for society. In particular we focus on the domain of social robots.

Social robots are those which interact with people and make decisions about what to do on their own accord. 


The development of the Ethical Black Box is an example of Responsible Innovation (RI) in action 

If you would like to know more about the study and our ongoing activities, please contact Pericle Salvini You can also find us on Twitter @Robotips4