Event Title

Will Robots Insure Our Safety or Place Us at Risk?

Presenter Information

Eric Matson, Purdue UniversityFollow

Streaming Media

Infographic

Description

With the advent of ubiquitous robotic technology, people will be in close proximity to robots at home, in public and at work. In many ways the use of robots should make our lives easier, safer and better, as they can do things that humans do not desire to do. But, as robots advance in intelligence, control and autonomy, does this placement within human society make humanity safer or increase our overall level of risk and exposure. We will examine both sides of this robotics risk vs reward dichotomy.

Location

Loeb Playhouse

Start Date

9-18-2014 2:00 PM

DOI

10.5703/1288284315965

 
Sep 18th, 2:00 PM

Will Robots Insure Our Safety or Place Us at Risk?

Loeb Playhouse

With the advent of ubiquitous robotic technology, people will be in close proximity to robots at home, in public and at work. In many ways the use of robots should make our lives easier, safer and better, as they can do things that humans do not desire to do. But, as robots advance in intelligence, control and autonomy, does this placement within human society make humanity safer or increase our overall level of risk and exposure. We will examine both sides of this robotics risk vs reward dichotomy.