IAAC Lecture Series – Robots are Creatures, Not Things
Lecturer: Madeline Gannon
Date: Tuesday, May 4th, 19:30 (CET)
Location: Online – Zoom
After 50 years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this talk, Dr. Madeline Gannon blends art and technology to forge new futures for human-robot relations. She shares how she convinces robots to do things they were never intended to do: from transforming a giant industrial robot into a living, breathing mechanical creature, to taming a horde of autonomous robots to behave more like a pack of animals. Her work shows that robots can not only be useful, but meaningful additions to our everyday lives.