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Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society

Selected Papers from INBOTS Conference 2018, 16-18 October, 2018, Pisa, Italy

  • José L. Pons
  • Reports on innovative solutions for interactive robotics

  • Covers both technical and non-technical aspects

  • Discusses new challenges and emerging application domains

Conference proceedings INBOTS 2018

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Promote Entrepreneurship and Nontechnical Support to SMEs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Conti, L. Saccares, F. Giovacchini, S. Crea, N. Vitiello
      Pages 3-7
    3. Jody A. Saglia, Carlo Sanfilippo, Simone Ungaro
      Pages 8-11
  3. Promote Debate on Legal, Ethics and Socio-economic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. S. D. Mediano Cortés
      Pages 25-30
    3. José Ignacio López-Sánchez, Jose Luis Arroyo-Barriguete, Manuel Morales-Contreras
      Pages 31-36
    4. María Amparo Grau Ruiz
      Pages 45-50
    5. Mario Toboso, Ricardo Morte, Aníbal Monasterio, Txetxu Ausín, Manuel Aparicio, Daniel López
      Pages 51-58
    6. Michael Funk, Mark Coeckelbergh
      Pages 59-65
    7. Aníbal Monasterio, Daniel López, Manuel Aparicio, Ricardo Morte, Txetxu Ausín, Mario Toboso
      Pages 66-73
    8. Manuel Aparicio, Mario Toboso, Txetxu Ausín, Daniel López, Ricardo Morte, Aníbal Monasterio
      Pages 74-80
    9. Ana Lambea Rueda
      Pages 81-87
    10. María Christi Amesti Mendizábal
      Pages 88-91
    11. Heike Felzmann, Alexandra Kapeller, Ann-Marie Hughes, Eduard Fosch-Villaronga
      Pages 92-97

About these proceedings


The book reports on advanced topics in interactive robotics research and practice; in particular, it addresses non-technical obstacles to the broadest uptake of these technologies. It focuses on new technologies that can physically and cognitively interact with humans, including neural interfaces, soft wearable robots, and sensor and actuator technologies; further, it discusses important regulatory challenges, including but not limited to business models, standardization, education and ethical–legal–socioeconomic issues.

Gathering the outcomes of the 1st INBOTS Conference (INBOTS2018), held on October 16–20, 2018 in Pisa, Italy, the book addresses the needs of a broad audience of academics and professionals working in government and industry, as well as end users. In addition to providing readers with detailed information and a source of inspiration for new projects and collaborations, it discusses representative case studies highlighting practical challenges in the implementation of interactive robots in a number of fields, as well as solutions to improve communication between different stakeholders. By merging engineering, medical, ethical and political perspectives, the book offers a multidisciplinary, timely snapshot of interactive robotics. 


Ethical Issues in Interactive Robotics EU Project INBOTS Robot Exoskeleton Gait Rehabilitation Wearable Assistive Devices Human Factors in Robotics Robo-ethics Assitive Robotics Robotics in Education Legal Issue in Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • José L. Pons
    • 1
  1. 1.Cajal Institute, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasMadridSpain

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