Current projects

Ethical Actions by Robots (1.6.2019 → 31.5.2022) is a project funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and its main aim is to study what kind of methods would allow implementing artificial agents such as robots that would be capable of acting in ethically acceptable ways, in accordance with moral rules. One possible route for that could be via evolution of moral cognition and moral motivation.

Towards Responsible Artificial Intelligence (1.3.2020 → 29.2.2024) is a project funded by the Kone Foundations, and it tries to develop an understanding of the nature of responsible artificial intelligence by studying the use of AI in situations of high societal relevance. In particular, it will focus on ethical problems raised by specific cases of the use of AI in social and health care systems in Finland and abroad.

Ethical Risks and Responsibility of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (1.9.2020 → 31.8.2024) is a project funded by the Academy of Finland. It aims at analysing the ethical risks and responsibility issues in situations resulting from the use of AI and robotics. It aims at specifying legitimate ways of allocating responsibility to various parties involved in the development and use of AI and robotics by studying actual use cases instead of imagined future situations.

S-FACTOR: Facilitation Robotics for teams Foundational research on Group Processes in Human-Robot Ensembles with Social Robots (1.1-2021 → 31.12.2024) is a collaborative NordForsk-funded project with Aarhus University, Royal Institute of Technology, and the University of Southern Denmark. Its overall aim is to investigate how human groups perform certain tasks when they are guided by a “social robot”. Following the methodology of "integrative social robotics", it develops social robotic applications that facilitate collaborative group processes, with the aim of improving group creativity and rationality in collective decision-making.

RADAR publications on the University of Helsinki research portal