Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Charlotte Jewell


Personal Description

The field of robotics is continuously improving and this results in increased opportunities for robot usage. Using Living Lab experimentation and Human-Robot Interaction & Collaboration methodologies, I explore how social and collaborative robots can be integrated in different environments (e.g. factory, nursing home) to work and be alongside people. Additionally, I am interested in exploring the prospect of intimate relationships between people and robots.

I hold a master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Glasgow (2013) and a master’s degree in Legal Anthropology from the London School of Economics (2014). In April 2016, I joined imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussels. The projects I have worked on since then focus on the use and integration of robotics in health and manufacturing environments, such as ClaXon and WONDER.