Programming robots that care for humans

When: 19th Apr 2018, 17:30 - 19th Apr 2018, 19:30
Where: Room 9130, Cantor Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB
Town/City: Sheffield
Organiser: BCS South Yorkshire Branch
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Buffet to be served in Room 9020a

The event will start with light refreshments at 5.30pm with the talk commencing at 6.30pm and concluding at 7.30pm

Details:

Recent advances in computing technology and novel artificial intelligence algorithms enable investigation on social applications of robotics, such as the education of children and the care of the elderly. The investigation has the objective to create robots capable of human-like social interaction while exploiting their computational capability for data collection and processing.

Current Social Robots are still very far from those envisioned in science fiction novels, indeed there are only few success cases outside the University labs. Nevertheless, the scientific literature shows the tremendous potential of robotic systems to provide individualised assistance to some classes of people, e.g. children with autism, elderly with dementia.

The talk will present examples from current research projects of Sheffield Robotics at Sheffield Hallam University in the area of socially assistive robotics.

This will show the current state-of-the-art, increase the awareness of benefits and limitation, and discuss the potential breakthroughs and implications for professionals in computing and the general population.

The talk will emphasise responsible user-centred research with the aim to empower people rather than substitute them.

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