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Kevin Grennan

MA work

I’m interested in the future of human—robot empathy. Much current research into robotics is focused on the creation of anthropomorphic robots — machines that look and appear to behave like humans. Although there are valid reasons for this research (and a good deal of egotism), I believe that this approach is fundamentally flawed. Our relationships with these machines will be based on falsehoods and ignorance. I have developed a series of design interventions that explore the possible future of human—robot interaction and ask whether the conventions and design approaches currently proposed are desirable for society.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2011

  • I’m interested in the future of human—robot empathy. Much current research into robotics is focused on the creation of anthropomorphic robots — machines that look and appear to behave like humans. Although there are valid reasons for this research (and a good deal of egotism), I believe that this approach is fundamentally flawed. Our relationships with these machines will be based on falsehoods and ignorance. I have developed a series of design interventions that explore the possible future of human—robot interaction and ask whether the conventions and design approaches currently proposed are desirable for society.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Design: Visual Communications, Limerick School of Art & Design, 2006
  • Experience

  • User experience design internship, Google, Mountain View, CA, USA, 2010; Designer, Unreal, London, 2006-10