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


9:30AM Registration

Light breakfast in Kvamme Atrium (3rd Floor)

10:00AM Welcome
10:10AM Robotics Cognition, and Neuroscience

Philosophical, cognitive, and neuroscience questions and dilemmas of emerging robotic platforms.

Shanti Ganesh

Post-doc - Psychology UC Berkeley [Moderator]

Emily Cross

Prof. of Cognitive Neuroscience Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
& Bangor University, Wales

Mireille Hildebrandt

Prof. of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Ayse P. Saygin

Prof. of Cognitive Neuroscience UC San Diego
11:10AM Break
11:30AM Symbolic AI, Existential Phenomenology, and the Future of Robotics

Hubert Dreyfus

Prof. of Philosophy UC Berkeley
12:30PM Lunch
2:00PM Robotic Ethics and Opportunities

Can robots serve as empowering surveillance and control systems for activists, amateurs, and grassroots communities as well as for governments and corporations? Where do legal, ethical, and human rights concerns arise?

Greg Niemeyer

Prof. of Art Practice UC Berkeley [Moderator]

Deirdre Mulligan

UC Berkeley Prof. of Law/iSchool

Eric Stackpole

Co-founder OpenROV

R. Stuart Geiger

Graduate Student, School of Information UC Berkeley
3:00PM Break

Snacks in Kvamme Atrium (3rd Floor)

3:30PM Robot as Metaphor

New robotic interfaces, kinematics, algorithms, and artistic forms.

Eric Paulos

Prof. of EECS, New Media UC Berkeley [Moderator]

Carla Diana

Robot Designer and Creative Technology Consultant Carla Diana Design, University of Pennsylvania

Mark Pauline

Founder & Director Survial Research Labs

Ken Goldberg

Prof. of IEOR and EECS, College of Engineering, Dept of Art Practice and School of Information UC Berkeley Dept of Radiation Oncology UC San Francisco
4:30PM Reception


Opening Remarks

Intro Panel One

Emily Cross

Mireille Hildebrandt

Ayse Saygin

Panel One

Hubert Dreyfus

Intro Panel Two

Eric Stackpole

Stuart Geiger

Deirdre Mulligan

Panel Two

Intro Panel Three

Carla Diana

Mark Pauline

Ken Goldberg

Panel Three


Margaret Taormina and Mark Pauline / Miles Actually

Event sponsors