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Test bed description

The Ethical Black Box is a device being developed and trialled by a collaboration between Prof Marina Jirotka at Oxford and Prof Alan Winfield at Bristol Robotics Lab as part of Professor Jirotka's EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, the RoboTIPS project

The concept of an ethical black box is critical, especially in the event of an accident or incident, to understand why and how the robot may have been involved and to establish accountability and responsibility. Through the ethical black box, we will be able to explain the behaviour of a social robot. 

This new test-bed project at Oxford builds on the Ethical Black Box specifically in the context of human-robot dialogue. Ethical Black Box in Human-Robot Dialogue (EBBHRD) is a scalable digital platform that detects the type of conversation taking place between human and robot, as well as social factors affecting the human participant, and tracks and stores information relating to the Natural Language Processing (NLP) pipeline.

Please contact the Principal Investigators for further information:

Lars Kunze

Marina Jirotka

Pericle Salvini

Omer Gunes 

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