Robots and New Media

Dates: April 4, 2014
Location: Berkeley, California

For decades robots have diligently been tasked to perform a range of duties largely scoped within industrial manufacturing. More recently, we have seen the emergence of a new landscape of more social, personal, expressive, nurturing, and emotional robotic platforms. Increasingly, robots play a critical new role as extensions of ourselves, enabling our creativity, creating new objects, serving as companions, expressing emotions, empowering communities, and challenging our civil rights. What are the exciting opportunities as well as new legal, philosophical, and ethical dilemmas within this important cultural and technological milieu?

Join us as we deconstruct, debate, and explore this concept of Robots and New Media.

Complete list of panelists include :

  • HUBERT DREYFUS, UC Berkeley
  • MARK PAULINE, Survival Research Labs
  • JORDAN CRANDALL., UC San Diego
  • DEIRDRE MULLIGAN, UC Berkeley
  • CARLA DIANA, Carla Diana Design, U Penn.
  • ERIC STACKPOLE,  OpenROV
  • MIREILLE HILDEBRANDT, Radboud University
  • EMILY CROSS, Radboud University, Bangor University
  • AYSE SAYGIN, UC San Diego
  • KEN GOLDBERG, UC Berkeley