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Nguyen’s ‘investigation of humanoid robots’ wins ALIA Research Grant Award

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has presented its 2017 Research Grant Award to Linh Nguyen for her project ‘An investigation of humanoid robots and their implication to Australian libraries’.

Nguyen, who receives $5000 to fund her research, will ‘explore the perception of humanoid robots in libraries; investigate who is responsible for implementing the library programs and services using these robots; and delve into the experience of library clients who engage with robots as part of their library activity’, said ALIA in a statement.

ALIA said the insights from the project ‘will help form an understanding of the current role of humanoid robots in libraries and look at the potential of these library robots into the future’.


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