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Lauren White talks about the interdisciplinary project entitled 'Reimagining TAS with Disabled Young People'

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Dr Lauren White featrures on the @tas_hub Living with AI podcast focused on Equality. Lauren is talking about a cross-faculty project entitled 'Reimagining TAS with Disabled Young People' You can listen to the podcast here:
Reimagining Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) with Disabled Young People (DYP)’ has been an interdisciplinary and collaborative project using methods of co-production and makerspaces (collaborative workspaces for making, learning, exploring and sharing) to explore TAS. Trustworthy autonomous systems are technologies that we might use in our everyday lives and that assist us, work with us to complete tasks, and we might trust them to do things for us. Disabled young people are key end-users and potential co-designers of these future systems, although their experiences and aspirations are rarely acknowledged. This interdisciplinary project has brought together young people, social and computer science researchers and school and industry partners. We have centralised the expertise and aspirations of our young co-researchers around questions of trust, resilience and capacity in relation to autonomous systems; thus embedding inclusion, equity, responsible research and innovation in studies of TAS. 

The project team worked with 9 co-researchers who are students at Greenacre Special School in Barnsley. The team hosted a series of workshops exploring technology, TAS and robots and set about designing and making our own together with the team maker{futures}. 
To find out more about project, please watch our animation or visit:
For more info, please contact Dr Lauren White (Lecturer in Sheffield Methods Institute) or Professor Dan Goodley (Professor in Disability Studies in the School of Education) 
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