Alan Winfield: "The Thinking Robot" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google   2016年5月10日
Professor Alan Winfield from The University of the West of England joined us to share his work on Robots and Ethics, in a talk entitled "The Thinking Robot".

About the Book:
Robotics is a key technology in the modern world. Robots are a well-established part of manufacturing and warehouse automation, assembling cars or washing machines, and, for example, moving goods to and from storage racks for Internet mail order. More recently robots have taken their first steps into homes and hospitals, and seen spectacular success in planetary exploration. Yet, despite these successes, robots have failed to live up to the predictions of the 1950s and 60s, when it was widely thought - by scientists and engineers as well as the public - that by turn of the 21st century we would have intelligent robots as butlers, companions, or co-workers.

About the Author:
Alan Winfield is Professor of Electronic Engineering and Director of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He conducts research in swarm robotics in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and is especially interested in robots as working models of life, evolution, intelligence, and culture. Alan is passionate about communicating science and technology. He holds an EPSRC Senior Media Fellowship with the theme Intelligent Robots inScience and Society, and blogs about robots, open science and related topics at his blog.
You can also follow him on Twitter: @alan_winfield
Alan's book "Robotics: A Very Short Introduction" on Google Play:

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