Although there are existing frameworks for designing robots within the field of HRI, there is not yet a viable, all encompassing framework that bridges the gap between academic research, industry development and users in the design process. Through two online workshops and an individual company assignment, we identified industry needs, concerns and challenges relevant to the development of the Robot Design Canvas (RODECA). We present our preliminary work with seven industry partners and scientists from three research institutions. This research will inform the development of a versatile robot design framework that accounts for user experience early in the design process that can be validated through systematic investigation across research and industry applications. Such a tool would help bridge the gap between HRI research and commercial robot development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2021 - Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Number of pages5
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Article number3447173
ISBN (Electronic)9781450382908
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 Mar 2021

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