Blog Posts, Resources & News

Participants at the Futures of Care symposium sit and speak to each other
Futures of Care Symposium at the Thackray Museum of Medicine
11 April 2022

The Futures of Care Symposium ran 8 April 2022 in the Thackray Museum of Medicine, as a bookend to the Launch of the Can Robots Care?exhibition back in November 2021. Subtitled ‘Relationality and Responsibility in more than Human Worlds’, this day-long, multi-disciplinary event explored the material, ethical, political and social dimensions of a wide range of non-human care scenarios, including but also moving beyond robot care.

Half-term fun with robots at the Thackray Museum of Medicine
24 March 2022

The February half-term week proved to be a wonderful opportunity to engage a range of audiences, including young children, with questions about robotic care.  The ‘Can Robots Care?’

An image of Wall-E
“The ideas of the autonomous Robot disguises all the human labour behind it”. An interview with Teresa Hefferman
16 December 2021

Lizzie Wright spoke to Professor Hefferman about the relationship between robot fictions and real life robots…

Can Robots Care? Exhibition Launch at the Thackray Museum of Medicine
9 November 2021

Our exhibition Can Robots Care? Launched on 4th November at the Thackray Museum of Medicine…

“Let the robots do the heavy lifting!” A Blog Post for the Thackray Museum of Medicine
9 November 2021

In this new blog post for the Thackray Museum of Medicine, our Project PI Amelia DeFalco discusses the slippery meaning of care and the future of care robots.

The humanoid robot Stevie raises his arms and smiles
An Interview with Conor McGinn
2 November 2021

Our exhibition Can Robots Care? Launched on 4th November at the Thackray Museum of Medicine…

Dr Amelia DeFalco speaks to Gayle Lofthouse on BBC Leeds
1 November 2021

Our PI Dr Amelia DeFalco appeared on Gayle Lofthouse’s show on 1 November 2021 to discuss our exhibition, ‘Can Robots Care?‘. 

‘Can Robots Care? No, an unequivocal no’: An Interview with Robot Ethicist Aimee van Wynsberghe
19 October 2021

Ahead of the opening of our exhibition, Can Robots Care?, our Project Intern Lizzie Wright spoke to Professor Aimee van Wynsberghe about her work.

Call for Papers: Futures of Care Symposium
7 September 2021

Futures of Care: Relationality and Responsibility in more than Human Worlds 

8 April 2022 at the Thackray Museum of Medicine  
Keynote Speaker: Professor Joanna Latimer