SARs: TMI - 2023

Socially Assistive Robots as Decision Makers:

Transparency, Motivations, and Intentions

A one-day hybrid workshop

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Friday 28th April, 2023, Hamburg (Germany)

The goal of this event is to discuss challenges, current practices, and ethical implications of Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) decision-making.

Context and Motivation

Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) are being developed to fulfil a range of roles that support humans. As the complexity and capability of SARs increase, they will be expected to adopt higher degrees of responsibility and execute greater levels of autonomous decision-making. Therefore, it is imperative that the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and more widely the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community seriously consider how SARs communicate about their role and the motivations and intentions behind their decisions. This workshop will address challenges with respect to SAR decision-making, discuss current approaches to these challenges, and develop ideas and strategies for how the wider CHI community should move forward in this area.