Publications


T. Turja, , T. Rantanen and A. Oksanen. Robot use self-efficacy in healthcare work (RUSH): development and validation of a new measure. AI & Society (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-017-0751-2

A. Jolkkonen, P. Koistinen, A. Kurvinen, L. Lipiäinen, T. Nummi T. and P. Virtanen, Labour market attachment subsequent downsizings: comparison of displaced and retained workers. Work, Employment & Society, 2017.

A. Jolkkonen, P. Koistinen, A. Kurvinen, L. Lipiäinen, T. Nummi T. and P. Virtanen, Time of Displacement as Predictor of Re-employment. Nordic journal of working life studies, 2017. Link

H. Lehtinen,
Application of Novel Industrial Scale Robot Automation in  Elderly Care. VTT Technology: 301, VTT, 78 p. ISBN 978-951-38-8553-3, 2017. Link

J. Parviainen and J. Pirhonen, Vulnerable bodies in human-robot interactions: Embodiment as ethical issue in robot care for the elderly. Transformations Journal, 2017.

H. Melkas, L. Hennala, S. Pekkarinen and V. Kyrki, Human Impact Assessment of Robot Implementation in Finnish Elderly Care, International Conference on Serviceology, 2016. Link

A. Laitinen, M. Niemelä and J. Pirhonen, Social Robotics, Elderly Care, and Human Dignity: A Recognition-Theoretical Approach, in What Social Robots Can and Should Do, ed. by J. Seibt, IOS Press, 2016. Link

J. Parviainen, L. van Aerschot, T. Särkikoski, S. Pekkarinen, H. Melkas and L. Hennala, Motion with Emotions?, in What Social Robots Can and Should Do, ed. by J. Seibt, IOS Press, 2016. Link

A. Laitinen, Robots and Human Sociality: Normative Expectations, the Need for Recognition, and the Social Bases of Self-Esteem, in What Social Robots Can and Should Do, ed. by J. Seibt, IOS Press, 2016. Link

Robotics in Care Services: A Finnish Roadmap


In Finland, as in many other European economies, elderly people prefer to continue their independent living at home as long as possible. To support this trend of “ageing in place” and still preserve the quality of elderly care, robots and other new ICT-technologies will enable innovative help in organizing daily activities.

The public discussion on the use of robots in care is lively. However, the ROSE project (Robots and the future of welfare services) consortium discovered the need of an overview of the opportunities and challenges in the Finnish context, based on available knowledge from Finland and abroad. The purpose of this roadmap is then twofold, to inform the discussion as well as to engage in the debate. More...

Contact

Consortium leader

Ville Kyrki

ville.kyrki@aalto.fi

Project manager

Timo Brander

timo.brander@aalto.fi