Date: Tuesday 22 May, 2018
Duration: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Organisers: Dr Sue Keay (Australian Centre for Robotic Vision), Professor Elizabeth Croft (Monash University), Professor Mary-Anne Williams (The Magic Lab, UTS).
Social robotics is a rapidly growing emerging field poised to disrupt industry. As new generations of robots are developed that participate in our lives and exist in public spaces, we need to consider the impact of these technologies and how we can harness their benefits. Social robots must collaborate with people and prove themselves as capable partners. They must make good teammates, learn from us or teach us, as well as communicate with and understand us. The goal of this workshop is to explore where social robotics is heading and how we can best navigate the transdisciplinary challenges such robots will present.