The Robots are Coming!

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.


Get your tickets here!:

The Stand

Ed Fringe