Should we really fear robots – whether as a threat to all our jobs, or even as possible Enemies of Humanity? What about stairs? What about batteries? Why not robots that help out at home or act as workplace team buddies? Ruth Aylett (Heriot-Watt University) reveals that social robots are being developed whose role is to assist – and even act as companions – for children doing homework and elderly dementia sufferers who need extra interaction. Come and hear the real story about what robots can and cannot do, and where you are likely to see them soon.
Ruth Aylett, Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University,