Embarrassed Robots project includes a participatory process for a PhD research. The process, Your Embarrassed Robots, is inviting people freely share their responses on the research questions through their designed prototypes. Hence, we would like you to read this information carefully before taking part. You should only agree to take part if you want, it is entirely up to you.
Please read the following information carefully before you decide to take part; this will tell you why the research is being done and what you will be asked to do if you take part. Please ask if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. If you decide to take part you please enjoy sharing your idea with us. We will assume you have agreed by default if you choose to share your prototype images via the Instagram or email.
You are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. Even if this is after you have shared the images, you can request your right to withdraw from the research. Your image will be removed from the account immediately.
The prototype images will be only used for analysis of people’s understanding of human emotions and their expressions, also their perceptions on emerging intelligent machines. Since we are asking to use illustrated codes to indicate some of your personal information, we would like to inform you that your information will be only used for understanding diverse perceptions on the research questions, which might be resulted differently by the participants’ background. Your personal information will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you have any questions or concerns about the manner in which the study was conducted please, in the first instance, contact the researcher responsible for the study.  If this is unsuccessful, or not appropriate, please contact the Secretary at the Queen Mary Ethics of Research Committee, Room W104, Queen’s Building, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London or research-ethics@qmul.ac.uk.