Join Ruth Aylett at 1.50pm, Wednesday 9th August at the New Town Theatre (Fringe venue 7) to discuss whether common fears about robots are unfounded.
Tell us a bit about yourself
Professor of CS, researching human-robot interaction (amongst other things) with a current project looking at whether a robot can help high-functioning adults with an ASD better process social signals
How does your CoDI show fit in with your research?
It is about misconceptions and panics humans have about robots
Why is the topic ‘dangerous’?
Because so many people apparently think robots are dangerous
Does it rightly have this label? Is the topic unjustly controversial?
People’s ideas/fears are somewhat detached from the reality of robots and their uses
Why is the topic important to you?
Because unjustified moral panics about robots can have a serious effect on our ability to research and produce useful social robots
Describe your show in 3 words
robots unjustified fears
Why should the unenlightened Fringe-goer attend your show?
They can see some real robots.
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