Social Robots Comic
Work in Progress – Release in January 2021
When a valuable robot is stolen from a research institution, detective Kira is get her first case. During her investigations, she dives deep into the world of social robots. Meeting not only scientists but also anti-robot activists, Kira is confronted with varying perspectives on technological progress and automation.
The Social Robots Comic is a project of the Affective & Cognitive Institute (ACI) and covers research on acceptance of social robots.
The science comic aims to communicate the future development of social robotics to the general public. This is crucial, as robotics and artificial intelligence will drastically change the labor market and society.
The comic especially aims to provide a new perspective on social robots in health care. In the entertaining detective story, different aspects of social robotics are explained. The story covers a variety of subjects ranging from real-life examples of social robots like Paro to the emotional arguments of anti-robot activists. Thus, the comic can serve as an entry-point to the complex field of research and technology. It is intended for everybody interested in the topic and planned to be integrated in teaching at schools.
This project is the result of a
cooperation with AGYA
(Arab-German Young Academy).