Creating Robots that Care - An Evening of Social Robotics at Glasgow University.


BCS Women, the Athena Swan Committee and SICSA would like to invite you to the annual Karen Spärck Jones showcase lecture.

To honour the pioneering work of Karen Spärck Jones, the BCS holds a distinguished lecture in her name each year, celebrating a prominent female computing researcher. This is aimed at a wide general audience: we welcome all ages and levels of computing experience. This lecture will be delivered by Dr Maja Matarić and will be streamed live at Glasgow University.

About the speaker

Dr Maja Matarić

This year's lecture concerns socially-assistive robotics, and will be presented by Professor Maja Matarić of the University of Southern California. Socially assistive robotics (SAR) is a new field of intelligent robotics that focuses on developing machines capable of assisting users through social rather than physical interaction. Dr Matarić is the Professor and Chan Soon-Shiong Chair of Computer science, Neuroscience & Pediatrics; Founding Director at the USC's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center; and Director of the USC's Robotics Research Lab.

This event is brought to you by: BCSWomen

Karen Spärck Jones Lecture 2017: Creating robots that care
Date and time
Thursday 25 May, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
University of Glasgow
Sir Alexander Stone Building - Room 208
University Avenue
G12 8QQ
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