Robot Storytelling for Ethical Origins, Services, and Futures: IEEE TechEthics Featured Talk with Heather Knight

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About the Talk: Storytelling as a platform for showcasing various aspects of the social and ethical implications of robotics, AI, and related technologies, as highlighted in the Robot Film Festival selections shown throughout the conference program.

About the Speaker: Dr. Heather Knight is an assistant professor in Computer Science and Robotics at Oregon State University. There, her CHARISMA research group uses methods from entertainment to bootstrap the development of social robots. Her research interests include minimal social robots, robot ethics, charismatic machines, and multi-robot/multi-human social interaction. She also runs Marilyn Monrobot, a robot theater company with comedy performances and an annual Robot Film Festival.

Recorded at the IEEE TechEthics Conference, held on 13 October 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. The conference was made possible in part by a grant from the IEEE Foundation. Special thanks to the National Academy of Engineering.

Films covered in this talk:

Origins https://vimeo.com/groups/robotfilmfest/videos/24030911

Karakuri https://vimeo.com/24412432

Absolut Quartet https://vimeo.com/groups/robotfilmfest/videos/4422345

Chorebot https://vimeo.com/groups/robotfilmfest/videos/24483780

Changing Batteries http://vimeo.com/58515111

Purity of Heart https://vimeo.com/18258005

No Robots https://vimeo.com/groups/robotfilmfest/videos/23017365

About the Talk: Storytelling as a platform for showcasing various aspects of the social and ethical implications of robotics, AI, and related technologies, as highlighted in the Robot Film Festival selections shown throughout the conference program.

 

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