How Robotics Will Reshape Our Lives in the Next Two Decades - Public Debate

We have come to expect gadgets to make life easier and more enjoyable for us in our homes, at work and at play. But what do we make of the rapid advances in robotics and autonomous systems (driverless vehicles, service industry machines, logistics robots in warehouses, combat vehicles)? Are they to be welcomed as further progress or feared for unwanted impacts on our lives, our jobs and our society?

Join us for a debate hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. Participate in discussions following a series of short talks from experts looking at various ways in which robotics and autonomous systems will affect our lives in the next decade.

Register at: http://www.bsa.sc/edinburgh

We invite the public to ask questions in advance via the Eventbrite registration form.

Debate Programme

18:30               Welcome

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar (Chair)

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

18:40               Talks

Professor Alan Bundy         

Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Professor Burkhard Schafer

Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Dr Michael Herrmann

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Professor Greg Michaelson

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

19:10               Discussion session – Questions from the public

20:00               Close

 

 

Date: 
Thursday, 4 February, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:30
Speaker: 
Various
Affiliation: 
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and British Science Association
Location: 
Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A