Loneliness affects our physical and mental health and increases the risk of early death. The University of Agder will lead an international project to stimulate innovation around this problem in the public sector.
The Mechatronics Centre and WISENET Centre at UiA have joined forces in a new multidisciplinary frontier research project that combines Robotics and Explainable Artificial Intelligence. They have received NOK 16 million from the Research Council of Norway to develop robots that can learn and cooperate both between themselves and with human operators in industrial environments.
Jorunn S Gislefoss (54) will be the new faculty director at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. Gislefoss has an extensive background in business and comes from the post of special adviser at NORCE.
Marianne Øhrn Johannessen (41) has been appointed as the new faculty director at the Faculty of Fine Arts. She comes from the position of assistant director of academic affairs at the University of Agder.