ATC Video Now Online: Madeline Gannon

10 Jan, 2020

ATC Video Now Online: Madeline Gannon

Madeline Gannon launched the 2019-2020 Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium season with her presentation "Robots Are Creatures, Not Things."

After 50 years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this lecture, Dr. Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for human-robot relations. She shares her work in convincing robots to do things they were never intended to do: from transforming a giant industrial robot into living, breathing mechanical creature, to taming a horde autonomous robots to behave more like a pack of animals. By pushing the boundaries of human-robot interaction, her work shows that robots can not only be useful, but meaningful additions to our everyday lives.

An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, the event was co-sponsored by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR), presented with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays.

Watch the video below!