Objectives: The work of ESR 3 will be dedicated to understanding the interaction models of collaborative robots in organisations. The main objectives are to: 

  1. Examine the effect of the introduction of social and collaborative robots on individual workers and, more in general, the main opportunities and challenges at the organisational level.
  2. Explore how technology acceptance will influence usage intention and usage behaviour and, more in general, on organisational performance.
  3. Identify the barriers to adoption of the use of technology.
  4. Identify the facilitators that help the adoption of new technology and the introduction of robots in organisational environments.

Expected results:

  1. Development of a framework for collaborative human robots in organisations.
  2. Development a new knowledge base on human-machine interaction models (data collection).
  3. Analysis of proper adoption of robotic-assisted managerial and policy implications.