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    Mehrbod Manavi

    Mail: mehrbod.manavi(at)uni-siegen.de

    Raum: US-E 115

    Telefon: –

    Vita

    Mehrbod Manavi studierte an der Universität Siegen, wo er seinen Master of Science in ‚Human Computer Interaction‘ abschloss. Davor war er mehrere Jahre als Studentische Hilfskraft im Projekt ‚Roboter in der Pflege‘ beschäftigt und schrieb im Rahmen des Projektes seine Masterarbeit über „Design Case Study for End User Development in Care Robotics“.

    Seit Dezember 2021 ist er am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter tätig. Sein Forschungsinteresse liegt im Einsatz von Robotern in Privathaushalten. Er kümmert sich hauptsächlich um die technische Unterstützung und die Implementierung der Anbindung des Roboters bei Wikipedia.

    Publikationen

    2022


    • Chang, Y., Carros, F., Manavi, M. & Rathmann, M. (2022)How do Roboticists Imagine a Robotised Future? A Case Study on a Japanese HRI Research Project

      doi:10.20944/preprints202204.0081.v1
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      This study observes, interprets, and analyses the knowledge production in the research field of Human–Robot Interaction (HRI). It intends to foreground the hidden assumptions that are often taken for granted when roboticist design and conduct their research. By doing so, this study demonstrates how these assumptions influence the result of their research. Based on data collected through sociological field observation, this study argues that the current practise in HRI research is highly anthropocentric. In short, the robots are designed to be like human instead of for human. Therefore, the human–robot relationship embodies the existing power relations between human beings. These relations generate inequality, hierarchy, and dominance, which are the opposite of the common imagination of the robotised future among roboticists. For the purpose of enabling the robotised future closer to their ideal, this study suggests that HRI researchers to go beyond the conventional methodology, to allow a human–robot relationship that realises reciprocity.

      @article{chang_how_2022,
      title = {How do {Roboticists} {Imagine} a {Robotised} {Future}? {A} {Case} {Study} on a {Japanese} {HRI} {Research} {Project}},
      shorttitle = {How do {Roboticists} {Imagine} a {Robotised} {Future}?},
      url = {https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202204.0081/v1},
      doi = {10.20944/preprints202204.0081.v1},
      abstract = {This study observes, interprets, and analyses the knowledge production in the research field of Human\–Robot Interaction (HRI). It intends to foreground the hidden assumptions that are often taken for granted when roboticist design and conduct their research. By doing so, this study demonstrates how these assumptions influence the result of their research. Based on data collected through sociological field observation, this study argues that the current practise in HRI research is highly anthropocentric. In short, the robots are designed to be like human instead of for human. Therefore, the human\–robot relationship embodies the existing power relations between human beings. These relations generate inequality, hierarchy, and dominance, which are the opposite of the common imagination of the robotised future among roboticists. For the purpose of enabling the robotised future closer to their ideal, this study suggests that HRI researchers to go beyond the conventional methodology, to allow a human\–robot relationship that realises reciprocity.},
      language = {en},
      urldate = {2022-04-12},
      author = {Chang, Yu-Hsin and Carros, Felix and Manavi, Mehrbod and Rathmann, Martin},
      month = apr,
      year = {2022},
      note = {Publisher: Preprints},
      }

    2021


    • Manavi, M. (2021)Design Case Study for End User Development in Care Robotics – Study for delegation of care professional to adjusting robots in the care home.

      , Siegen
      [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

      At the time of the third millennium, technology is already surrounding humankind in many fields. It is found in our daily life in form of computers and smartphones but also at work. Robots are such technology artefacts invented by human to make our life and work easier. However, some people have fears of being replaced by robots in modern work settings. In this study, the focus is on how humanoid robots can be used in care facilities together with a framework for End User Development (EUD) empowering the care givers as end users in the care facilities to control robots by using a smartphone app. Moreover, the focus is on how an Android based smartphone app can be adjusted to the needs of the care facility staff over a long period of time, based on their experiences and needs. This study indicates a possible framework that can help care professionals as end users to program and control robots, as well as further opportunities of this idea. The result of this study indicates that care professionals could learn to use and configure the application, and following the robot, to provide the seniors meaningful interaction over a longer period of time. Also, the results identified which part of the EUD app were most tailorable to be modified in a way that caregivers can create and modify the segments of the app for a certain task of the robot.

      @mastersthesis{manavi_design_2021,
      address = {Siegen},
      title = {Design {Case} {Study} for {End} {User} {Development} in {Care} {Robotics} - {Study} for delegation of care professional to adjusting robots in the care home.},
      url = {https://www.wineme.uni-siegen.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MA-Mehrbod-Manavi-HCI_geschwaerzt.pdf},
      abstract = {At the time of the third millennium, technology is already surrounding humankind in many fields. It is found in our daily life in form of computers and smartphones but also at work. Robots are such technology artefacts invented by human to make our life and work easier. However, some people have fears of being replaced by robots in modern work settings.
      In this study, the focus is on how humanoid robots can be used in care facilities together with a framework for End User Development (EUD) empowering the care givers as end users in the care facilities to control robots by using a smartphone app.
      Moreover, the focus is on how an Android based smartphone app can be adjusted to the needs of the care facility staff over a long period of time, based on their experiences and needs. This study indicates a possible framework that can help care professionals as end users to program and control robots, as well as further opportunities of this idea.
      The result of this study indicates that care professionals could learn to use and configure the application, and following the robot, to provide the seniors meaningful interaction over a longer period of time. Also, the results identified which part of the EUD app were most tailorable to be modified in a way that caregivers can create and modify the segments of the app for a certain task of the robot.},
      language = {English},
      school = {University of Siegen},
      author = {Manavi, Mehrbod},
      month = feb,
      year = {2021},
      keywords = {thesis},
      }