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The Valorisation of Robots in Robotics Research

A Conceptual Framework

Jean-Paul Peronard, Aarhus University, Denmark

Recent technology developments create rich opportunities to introduce robots into the market. While the potential benefits of applying robots are extensive, the research into robot research agenda is limited. We believe that in order to develop a more thorough analysis of robotic impact on society we must go beyond user adoption and understand the influence central actors such robotic researchers and developers have on robotic images. By examine the valorisation of service robots we develop a framework for understanding the drivers for robotic research, which can be used to understand controversies surrounding the acceptance and implementation of technology in general and robotics in particular.