Friday, 28 January 2011

Soapbox Seminar

I've been invited to give a talk at the Soap Box seminar series in University of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences on 3rd Feb.

Here's the blurb:

Non-industrial robotics is a highly multidisciplinary branch of research which has the ability to catch public attention, mainly due to science fiction examples of advanced, thinking machines. But how do real robots compare to the popular concept? In this talk I shall be introducing the field of robotics by presenting some examples of the current state of the art. I'm also hoping to provide some food for thought, via the possible implications of robots in future society and the perceptions of robots by humans.

Though the talk is an introduction to robots in general, due to some email miscommunication my talk has ended up being titled 'Why robots probably won't take over the world!'

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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