RoboGen 2018-2021

FFG project: RoboGen

Gender-sensitive interaction with social robots
  • 3-years project, starts in 2018
  • 3 partners (FemTech project).
  • external advisor

The goal in RoboGen is to develop a prototype with a learning agent that, through feedback from users, makes gender-sensitive options accessible to all users and thus enables gender-sensitive human-robot interaction. The beneficiaries are senior citizens of 50+ and people with chronic diseases (mainly diabetes and hypertension). Technologically, the focus of the project is on the upcoming, low-priced social robots in a price range around € 1,000, which are also affordable for “ordinary citizens”.

Related Publications


Prinzellner, Yvonne; Sturm, Nadine; Geyer, Constanze; Salomon, Gabriele; Weiss, Astrid; Zauchner, Sabine; Plößnig, Manuela; Jung, Oliver

Using an off-the-shelf platform to develop a gender-sensitive health care robot for older adults and chronically ill people Artikel

In: Aging and Health Research, 2 (2), S. 100072, 2022.



Weiss, Astrid; Pillinger, Anna; Spiel, Katta; Zauchner-Studnicka, Sabine

Inconsequential Appearances: An Analysis of Anthropomorphic Language in Voice Assistant Forums Konferenzbeitrag

In: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, S. 1–7, Association for Computing Machinery, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2020, ISBN: 9781450368193.

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