PERSPECTIVES ON ROBOTS. A Reality Check of Imagined Futures

REELER end-conference with webinar.

31.10.2019 | Lise Wendelboe

Dato ons 11 dec
Tid 13:00 16:00
Sted Room 220, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Campus Copenhagen, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen

Technology has never been more invasive and disruptive than in present day Europe. Robotization, coupled with artificial intelligence, is transforming both homes, public institutions like schools and hospitals, as well as workplaces at a pace that can only be described as accelerating.

The REELER project will present results based on extensive ethnographic and economic research into robot design, development, implementation and related ethical challenges conducted by the interdisciplinary team of researchers in REELER. We show how robots a typically developed within an inner circle of robotics with very little involvement of the people being affected by robots.

13.00-13.10:     Check-in live and online

13.10-13.20:     Welcome to REELER and webinar by Prof. Cathrine Hasse, Project Coordinator 
13.20-13.40:     Ethnographic research in robotics by research assistant Jessica Sorensen and postdoc
                           Karolina Zawieska 

13.40-13.50:     Mentimeter responses

13.50-14.10:     Experimental approaches: Socio drama and Mini-Publics by Prof. Kathleen
                           Richardson and Prof. Cathrine Hasse                   

14.10-14.20:     Mentimeter responses

14.20-14.40:     Coffee break

14.40-14.50:     Development of robots: coping with uncertainty, bounded rationality, and
 by Prof. Andreas Pyka

14.50-15.00:     Economic impact of robotization: Just the usual structural change? by postdoc
                           Ben Vermeulen 

15.00-15.10:     Mentimeter responses

15.10-15.20:     REELER Toolbox, BuildBot and BRICKSTER by R&D Director Maria Bulgheroni

15.20-15.40:     Summing up on perspectives on robots by REELER partners

15.45-16.00:     Fairground. Opportunity to play BuildBot or BRICKSTER, surf the REELER Toolbox and
                           REELER Roadmap and get a copy of New Perspectives on Robots for conference guests.

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