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Ada Lovelace lecture “Social Robots: Research Challenges and Ethical Issues” by Prof. Carme Torras

30th November 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:00

On Friday November 30, LIACS organizes the Ada Lovelace lecture ‘Social Robots: Research Challenges and Ethical Issues’ by Prof. Carme Torras of the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial in Barcelona.

Prof. Torras has published five books and about three hundred papers in the areas of robot kinematics, computer vision, geometric reasoning, machine learning, and manipulation planning. Moreover, she has participated in many activities to promote Ethics in Robotics.

Robots are no longer confined to factories, they are progressively spreading to urban, social, and assistive domains. In the coming years we will see robots attending elderly and disabled people, performing household tasks, acting as support teachers, assistants in shopping malls, receptionists, guides at trade-fairs and museums, and even as nannies and playmates. These new robots must be able to interact with people and assist users in a friendly, effective, and secure way. How these qualities translate into the traits of a good assistant vary largely not only among cultures, but also among individuals.

In  her lecture Prof. Torras will provide an overview of the new, very attractive research challenges these so-called social robots pose, but also the associate dfundamental ethical issues will be discussed.

For more information and registration for the lecture please visit the event page of Leiden University here >>

The Ada Lovelace Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding computer scientists from around the world to Leiden University.



Lecture:     ‘Social Robots: Research Challenges and Ethical Issues’ door Prof. Carme Torras

Date           30 November 2018

Time          14:00 – 15:15, followed by drinks

Location     Science Campus/Gorlaeus (Einsteinweg 55, Leiden)

Room         Lecture hall C2 (in the Goraeus lecture hall building)

Registration    https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2017/11/2018-11-30-ada-lovelace-distinguished-lecture-series