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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Pixelspaces I: Human Robot Harmony – Humanoid Robot „Honda ASIMO“



Ars Electronica Futurelab and Honda R&D are currently conducting collaborative research into the next generation-relationship between humans and robots. From industrial robots supporting the production process to humanoid robots, many researchers have explored the range of possibilities for robots. Recently, these robot technologies are integrated mostly with information technology, and we see the robotization of physical space emerging. Therefore the applied research contains important questions, such as how will we integrate technologies like the “Humanoid Robot ASIMO” into our daily life, and how we can influence human acceptance and coexistence.

Panel 1: Human Robot Interaction Design
In the Human-Robot Interaction Design session, we will discuss how we can apply methodologies from the fields of art, motion, communication, and interaction to the problem of finding ways in which human robot interactions become natural and intuitive.

Introduction by Christopher Lindinger (AT) - Director of Research and Innovation Ars Electronica Futurelab
Matthew Gardiner (AU) - Artist in Residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab
Anthony Dunne (UK) - Professor and Head of the Design Interactions Department at the Royal College of Art
Golan Levin (US) - Director Studio for Creative Inquiry and Professor of Electronic Art, Design and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
Satoshi Shigemi (JP) - Project Leader of the ASIMO Development

Panel 2: Human-Robot Harmony
What is essential in creating harmony in a society living together with robots? What are the key elements in considering the balance – not the border – between humans and robots.

Introduction by Christopher Lindinger (AT) - Christopher Lindinger (AT), Director of Research and Innovation Ars Electronica Futurelab
Noel Sharkey (UK) - Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield
Alan Shapiro (US/DE) - Technologist and Futurist
Bernad Batinic (DE/AT) - Professor and Head of the Psychology and Pedagogic Department at the University Linz
Hideaki Ogawa (JP/AT) - Artist & Creator in the Research and Innovation Group of the Ars Electronica Futurelab
Satoshi Shigemi (JP) Project Leader of the ASIMO Development

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