Antonio Fleres will present a talk “Robotics: What happens in the EU parliament?” on Friday May 26th from 2-3pm in room 3.06 in the Earl Mountbatten Building at Heriot-Watt University.
Antonio is a Master's student in Contemporary Philosophy from the University of Messina. He is visiting Heriot-Watt University on an Erasmus exchange.
This talk concerns a recent report to the European parliament by Many Delvaux on the future role of robotics in the European workforce. The main points of the report will be summarised, with a focus on ethical and legal guidelines for development in robotics. Criticism of key aspects of the report which have implications for designers and users of autonomous robots will also be discussed.
The talk itself will last approximately 30 minutes. Afterwards, a questionnaire will be handed out to interested audience members to collect the opinions of robotics researchers on issues covered in the presentation.