In this year’s Tam Dalyell lecture, Prof Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor of Robotics and Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, looks at how humans and robots will work together in the future. The next generation of robots will work much more closely with humans, other robots and interact significantly with the environment around them. With significant autonomy devolved to the robotic platforms, will we be able to share control in a way we are comfortable with?
Through live demonstrations and discussion, Sethu will highlight the impact in domains ranging from self-driving cars, mining, shared manufacturing, to prosthetics and rehabilitation.
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar was awarded the 2015 Tam Dalyell Prize for Excellence in Engaging the Public with Science by the Principal of the University, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea. The prize recognises an individual or group's work in science outreach including onsite engagement, talks and other public events or through publishing and broadcasting.
For further information and book a place, please visit: www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/tam-dalyell-prize-lecture