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26th May
to 30th June
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Robo-Philanthropy: Revolutionizing Service Recovery with Robotic Donation Offering

26th May to 30th June
What are the potential implications of using charitable donations as a service recovery method in humanoid robot failure?

Are you curious about how service robots can improve human experiences, but also concerned about what happens when they fail? Our innovative research project delves into the intersection of service robots, service failures, and recovery methods, with a focus on the potential implications of using charitable donations as a service recovery method in humanoid robot failure. Over six weeks, we’ll explore how humanoid service robots have the power to revolutionize service industries and enhance human experiences, while also considering the challenges that arise when they fall short. Join us on this idea-driven journey to discover new insights into the exciting world of service robotics.

In this research project, you will learn about:

·      Service Robots: Get a comprehensive overview of the types and roles of service robots, and understand their potential to revolutionize industries and enhance human experiences.

·      Service Failure: Delve into the various causes and types of service failure in service robots, and grasp the critical need for effective recovery strategies.

·      Research Fundamentals: Develop essential research skills, such as conducting a literature review and critiquing articles to gain a deep understanding of the topic.

·      Charitable Donations: Explore the concept of charitable donations and evaluate their potential as a unique recovery method for service robot failures. 

·      Assessment: You will be tasked with creating a PowerPoint presentation that explores the potential implications of using charitable donations as a service recovery strategy for humanoid service robots. This will serve as an assessment of your understanding of key topics such as service robots, service failure, and recovery, as well as your proficiency in conducting a thorough literature review, synthesizing information, and analyzing potential implications. By completing this task, you will demonstrate your ability to critically evaluate complex issues and communicate your findings effectively through visual aids and persuasive arguments.

Throughout the project, you’ll have access to a wealth of academic sources, including relevant research articles, conference proceedings, industry reports, and other materials to support your learning and research skills development.

In A Nutshell...

  • Learn... the fundamentals of service failure and recovery, service robot, corporate philanthropy, and enhance your research skills that will serve you well in your future academic and professional endeavors.
  • Collate... the potential of charitable donations as a recovery method in humanoid robot failure, its effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of using charitable donations as a recovery method for service robots.
  • Access... a wealth of resources, including relevant publications and research articles, to support your learning and develop your research skills.
  • Participate... in research project meetings
  • Earn up to 200 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 26/05/23 to 30/06/23
    Research Project
    Flexible engagement, to be negotiated.