"Learning and self-adapting robots have finally arrived. We are seeing real world applications, both positive and negative, emerging in the recent times that are creating disruptive changes in the way we work, commute, play, cure ourselves and compete through real-world adaptive robotic applications. This has thrown up interesting debates about trust, responsibility and accountability. This lecture will look at technological advances in robotics that have made this leap possible, and open a discussion on the trade-off between autonomy and control that we are willing to admit to reap maximal benefits."
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Director at the University of Edinburgh, will give the first "Our Changing World" Lecture 2015. He will be speaking about "Sharing Autonomy (and responsibility): The robots are ready, are you?".