Failsafe workshops

Future domestic robots will be complex products integrated into human living spaces to perform daily tasks with us such as robotic arms able to unload the dishwasher. While robotics technologies have seen a rapid advance in the last decade, state-of-the-art robotic systems still face frequent failures. This is a potential barrier against acceptability and trustworthiness of these future systems.

Failsafe is a project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council research project Horizon: Trusted Data-Driven Products, EP/T022493/1, which aims to develop an understanding of how robotic technologies can be integrated within the home to help people with domestic chores through developing an understanding of robotic failures. To achieve this, it will explore how people perceive and understand robot failures.

We are delighted to be hosting two Failsafe workshops. The first workshop is for people with expertise in robotics or related technologies on the 25th September 10:00 – 13:00. The second workshop, taking place on 1st November, is open to all and we particularly encourage people with little to no existing knowledge around robotic technologies. For both workshops, lunch will be provided and participants will be offered a £30 Amazon voucher to thank them for their time. To find out more or to register, please go to