Berkeley Center for New Media Symposium
4 April 2014, Banatao Auditorium
Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS), UC Berkeley

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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
  • Deirdre Mulligan UC Berkeley
  • Carla Diana Carla Diana Design, U Penn.
  • Eric Stackpole OpenROV
  • Mireille Hildebrandt Radboud University
  • Emily Cross Radboud University, Bangor University
  • Stuart Geiger UC Berkeley
  • Ayse Saygin UC San Diego
  • Ken Goldberg UC Berkeley

Symposium Committee

Organizer Eric Paulos, Assistant Professor Berkeley Center for New Media, EECS, UC Berkeley

Program Officer Lara Markstein Wolfe, Program Officer, BCNM, UC Berkeley

Conference Design Cesar Torres, EECS/D.E. New Media, UC Berkeley

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