Leaky Robots – exploring ways a Robot Double can support access to culture for disabled people

Praminda Caleb-Solly is Co Investigator on the Catch Me If You Can project and team leader for assisted living in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at UWE. For Catch Me If You Can she has been developing a series of events called Leaky Robots – these events are exploring ways a Robot Double can support access to culture for disabled people  as well as the role new technologies play in giving disabled people greater independence. The Robot Doubledevice is designed to give agency and autonomy through a remote connection.

This short film documents Esther Fox’s remote engagement through the Robot Doubledevice with an event in August 2019  at We the Curious on Bristol’s harbourside – a space that exists to remove boundaries between science, art, people and ideas, providing opportunities to interact with exhibits and take part in experiments.

2 comments on “Leaky Robots – exploring ways a Robot Double can support access to culture for disabled people

  1. Virginia Cole on

    What a wonderful inspiration to come up with a design like that. Anything that improves the lives of disabled people is well worth the research. Just fantastic!!

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