Upcoming events

Gateway Event: Robotic surgery and its challenges

Date: 
Fri, 26/10/2018 - 15:00
Location: 
Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University
Speaker: 
Samuel John
OtoJig GmbH

Abstract: From sci-fi we know what we want from surgical robotics; basically, it's simple: super human performance, speed, and precision without trembling, without mistakes ... reaching minimally-invasively deep into the human body, but reacting adequately, gently, and quickly to any unforeseen event, sharing the work space with the legacy human OR staff. And will the surgeon become obsolete anytime soon? Let’s look at the state of the art in robotics, industry robotics, as well as surgical robotics that we do have today.

Gateway Event: Developmental Robotics for Language Learning, Trust and Theory of Mind

Date: 
Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:00
Location: 
G.07/G.07A, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Speaker: 
Angelo Cangelosi
University of Manchester

Abstract: Growing theoretical and experimental research on action and language processing and on number learning and gestures clearly demonstrates the role of embodiment in cognition and language processing. In psychology and neuroscience, this evidence constitutes the basis of embodied cognition, also known as grounded cognition (Pezzulo et al. 2012; Borghi & Cangelosi 2014).