The second presentation focuses on the transdisciplinary research project “Caring Robots”, a joint project of the Technisches Museum Wien, the TU Wien, the University of Salzburg and Caritas Wien. The use of robots in nursing care is a much-debated future scenario that raises different expectations. Robots are intended to be used specifically to support both people in need of care in daily life and the care staff, making them essential tools in healthcare.
The Science Corner not only enables visitors to gain a more in-depth insight into the research project that combines the domains of robotics, social sciences and informatics, but also gives them the opportunity to get to know the researchers from the various institutions. In addition, visitors are invited to participate in a small survey to provide valuable input to the ongoing research project.