Designing Robots - Designing Humans

25-27 March 2014

Robot seminar bannerA three-day seminar discussing our posthuman future

Designing Robots – Designing Humans is a public seminar on how robots will engage human beings as learners and cultural beings in the future. Robots are already in our public sector, but few consider the dynamic changes caused by this use of future technology. Together with a group of excellent robot researchers we will discuss questions raised by new robot design and human-robot coexistence.

Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Robertson, Professor of Anthropology and the History of Art at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Lucy Suchman, Professor of Anthropology of Science and Technology in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, UK
  • Morana Alac, Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Claudia Castaneda, Senior Scholar-in-Residence at B.A. Wellesley College; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Each day of the seminar has a different focus:

Tuesday March 25, 2014: Robots in Japan
University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus (Amager), Room 27.0.09, Building 27, Njalsgade 136, 2300 Copenhagen S.

Wednesday March 26, 2014: Roboethics and Robot Rights
Dept. of Education, Campus Emdrup, Aarhus University, Room D170, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV.

Thursday March 27, 2014: Humanoid Robot Visions
Dept. of Education, Campus Emdrup, Aarhus University, Room A200, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen NV.

The seminar is a joint event hosted by Future Technologies, Culture and Learning, Department of Education, Aarhus University & ROCA (Robot Culture and Aesthetics) Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen in collaboration with Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen