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Colloquium: Smart Robots and Robo-ethics

Our guest speakers at the Skoltech Colloquium will discuss smart robots- applications and the implications for society.

Our guest speakers at the Skoltech Colloquium will discuss smart robots- applications and the implications for society.

We are pleased to invite you to the Skoltech Colloquium with guest speakers Professor Kazuhiko Terashima (Toyohashi University of Technology) and Gianmarco Veruggio (Scuola di Robotica, Genoa). The guest speakers will present various applications and discuss the ethical aspects of ‘smart’ robots.

When: March 19, 4 pm

Where:  Moscow School of Management, Beijing-1 Auditorium – China cluster

Guest speaker:  Professor Kazuhiko Terashima, System and Control Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology

What: Smart Robotic Hospital to Lead a Rich Life in Super Aging Society – Innovative Nursing and Rehabilitation Robot.

Abstract: We have developed a robot that accompanies healthcare professionals making rounds in wards at hospitals. This novel robot mainly executes two tasks: carrying armamentarium and recording data on rounds. An omnidirectional mobile mechanism and a human tracking control system to follow a specified medical professional realize smooth transfer movement from a nurses station to wards. Data on rounds is automatically recorded by a CCD camera and a voice recorder. When the robot is connected via a cable to a medical data server, the robot transmits patients’ data to the server and receives new patients’ information.

Guest speakers: Gianmarco Veruggio, Chair of the Scientific Committee, Scuola di Robotica, Genoa, Italy

What: Roboethics: ethical, legal and social aspects of robotics

Abstract: Roboethics is ethics applied to robotics, i.e., the human-centered ethics guiding the design, construction and use of robots.  It deals with the study of the ethical, legal and social aspects of the introduction and use of robots in our daily lives.  Progress in the field of computer science and tele-communications allows us to endow machines with enough intelligence so that they already can act autonomously (to some degree).  However, as the application domains for robots are increasing and robots are coming out of the factory halls, robotics research is increasingly raising ethical implications, related to the emerging interactions between robots and human beings.  Roboethics shares many “sensitive areas” with computer ethics, information ethics, bioethics and not only roboticists, but also.


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If you like to participate and for further information or questions, please Liliya Abaimova
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