This week the LIFEBOTS Exchange partners Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) had a joint meeting and seminar in Norway. The topic for the seminar was “South Korean perspectives on social robots, telepresence & governance of technology”, where we were introduced to exciting projects happening in South Korea, e.g. the case of telemedicine at rural and remote island communities, where doctors are working through a digital screen – with a particular focus on the nurses working on-site holding web cameras to facilitate this form of care practises. We also learned about the Korean robot “Silbot” which is being used in dementia prevention, and the roles of human instructors working along side the “teacher robot”. Additionally, a critical view on the science and technology governance regarding large governing policy practises relating to disasters were presented.
The visiting partners from KAIST were Professor Chihyung Jeon, PhD Candidate Heesun Shin and PhD Candidate Sungeun Kim.
Seminar with NTNU and KAIST