The Art of Possible is a movement bringing together Scotland’s creatives, policy-makers and STEM professionals to consider civic uses for the regions’ world-leading emerging and enabling (E&E) technologies.
Keynote speakers at this event are Professor Ruth Aylett, Professor of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence at Heriot Watt University and Dr Rachael Jack, Lecturer in Psychology at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology and School of Psychology, University of Glasgow.
Professor Aylett researches human-robot Interaction and currently leads the project SoCoRo (Socially Competent Robots) which is investigating the use of a mobile robot to train high-functioning adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in social interaction. She has authored more than 250 referred publications in conferences, journals and book chapters.
Dr Rachael Jack will explore the ever-evolving concepts and technologies that are powering the social robotics revolution, and which will impact across a range of sectors from retail, arts and entertainment and communications, to education and social care.
The keynote speeches will be followed by an interactive workshop where the applications of the technology through a condensed design innovation methodology will be considered.
There will also be an opportunity to network at the end of the afternoon.