21 March 2017
The University of Edinburgh
50 George Square
LLC – Project Room – First Floor
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MORNING WORKSHOP IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE READ ALL THE PAPERS IN ADVANCE, AVAILABLE HERE
8.30 to 8.45: Complimentary breakfast.
8.45 to 9.00: Self-presentation of each participant.
9.00 to 12.45
Session of comments and questions on contributions: 20-25 minutes on each paper. We will be seating in circle. It will be possible to take a break at any time, but no more than two people at the same time. Coffee and tea will be available all morning.
9.00 to 9.25: ‘A Few Questions on Anthrobots’ — Migle Laukyte, University Carlos III of Madrid.
9.25 to 9.50: ‘Traditional Multi-Robot System Problems Recast Under an Institutional Robotics Perspective’ — Pedro U. Lima, University of Lisbon.
9.50 to 10.15: ‘A Poshumanist Anthropology Between Man and Machine’ – Janina Loh, University of Vienna.
10.15 to 10.40: ‘What is Cybersecurity? On anthropotechnics and anthrobotics’ — David Mellor, Oxford University.
10.40 to 11.05: ‘Bernard Stiegler’s Automatic Politics’ – Martin Crowley, Cambridge University.
11.05 to 11.30: ‘Anthrobotic Law’ – Gianluigi M. Riva, ICT and AI Lawyer.
11.30 to 11.55: ‘Alastair Reynolds’ Posthuman Factions: Rethinking the anthrobotic condition as a Process of Unnatural Selection’ – Tom Kewin, University of Liverpool.
11.55 to 12.20: ‘Watson and the Language of Singularity’ – Antti Lyyra, London School of Economics.
12.20 to 12.45: ‘We, Anthrobot’ – Luis de Miranda, Ram Ramamoorthy, and Michael Rovatsos,University of Edinburgh.
12.45 to 14.00: Complimentary Lunch and break.
14.00 to 15.00: General synthesis of the workshop, future plans and programmes.
19.00 to 20.00: ‘Are We (Becoming) Anthrobots?’ Public Roundtable. Guest speakers: Amit Kumar Pandey, Head Principal Scientist at Softbank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran); Yvonne Rogers, Professor and Director of UCL Interaction Centre; Ram Ramamoorthy, Executive Comittee Member of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, Michael Rovatsos, Director of the Centre for Intelligent Systems at the University of Edinburgh, and the workshop participants. Chair: Luis de Miranda, Initiator of the Anthrobotics Cluster and Director of the CRAG at the University of Edinburgh.