SXSW Panel

Augmenting Humans

The aim of this SXSW session is to gather leading thinkers in robotics and cyber-physical systems to explore their impact in science, technology, and in general the human world. We are organizers of the IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts which will take place from March 8-10, overlapping with SXSW Interactive Festival on the first Friday. Topics to be discussed include: How will robots impact labor markets, What can robots do for society, What would be the benefit from a tight symbiosis of humans and robots, What scientific and technological trends are taking place that will enable the next generation of robots, and how to launch a robotics startup.

Questions

  1. How will robots impact the balance of supply and demand of global labor markets?
  2. What would be the benefit from a tight symbiosis of humans and robotic systems?
  3. What scientific and technological trends are taking place that will enable the next generation of autonomous systems?

Speakers

  • Ruzena Bajcsy , UC Berkeley, Director Emerita of Citrus at the University of California at Berkeley and co-founder of the GRASP laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Sabine Hauert, Bristol Robotics Laboratory  Professor of Swarm Robotics at the University of Bristol, TED talk speaker, and expert in science communication
  • Mady Delvaux, European Politician, Member of the European Parliament and advocate of increasing digital competences in education systems
  • Alan Manning , London School of Economics, Renowned UK labour economist and professor of the London School of Economics
  • Luis Sentis, University of Texas at Austin Professor in Human-Centered Robots and co-founder of robotics startup Apptronik Systems Inc.