Environment and Technology Public Lecture Series: Professor Tony Pipe

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Date: 15 November 2012
Venue: 1R026/R Block Café, Frenchay Campus, UWE Bristol
Time: 18:00- Registration and Refreshments and18:30 -Lecture

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Professor Tony Pipe will deliver a lecture entitled; 'Advances in Human Robot Interaction: The Rise of the Machine?' as part of the FET Public Lecture Series.

There are now many predictions, coming from around the world, that the next few decades will see a very great rise in the number of robots created for assisting us in the workplace and at home. There are many drivers for these likely developments, but a major one is the increasing average age of the human population; in some parts of the world, soon there simply might not be enough young people around to look after the aged, even if that is what they wanted to spend their days doing. In the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and in a number of other labs worldwide, we have been carrying out research in these areas for some years. In this talk, I will review this work and set it in the context of the international research stage, as well as briefly talking about the possible social and commercial impacts.

This lecture forms part of a public lecture series which showcases research expertise from within the Faculty of Environment and Technology. The evening will start with registration and refreshments at 18:00, followed by the lecture at 18:30. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to network with other delegates.

Cost: Free
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