Robots and New Media

thumbnailFor decades robots have diligently been tasked to perform a range of roles and duties largely scoped within industrial manufacturing. However, recent trends, motivated in part by high-performance, low-cost hardware, software, and networks have given rise to a new range of more social, personal, expressive, nurturing, and emotional robotic platforms and applications. This has brought with it exciting new opportunities as well as new legal, philosophical, and ethical dilemmas.

Robots are rapidly emerging as extensions of ourselves, enabling us to express ourselves at a distance, extend our creativity, create new objects, empower new communities, and challenge civil rights.

Join us as we deconstruct, debate and explore the concept of robots and new media.

// Partial list of panelists include :
HUBERT DREYFUS UC Berkeley
MARK PAULINE Survival Research Labs
JORDAN CRANDALL UC San Diego
DEIRDRE MULLIGAN UC Berkeley
ERIC STACKPOLE OpenROV
MIREILLE HILDEBRANDT Radboud University
EMILY CROSS Radboud University
AYSE SAYGIN UC San Diego
KEN GOLDBERG UC Berkeley