'Personal AI-based robots as lifetime human companions' - Science AAAS Webinar

Wednesday 9th March 2022, 5pm

Robots and other automated devices are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives and include every conceivable application, from intelligent online assistants to self-driving cars. But what is the next frontier in robot development?

Science AAAS welcomes Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, alongside other experts at Waseda University, to share the latest technology developments that give us some insight into what a future world might look like. 

During the webinar, the speakers will:

  • Describe the shift from isolated decision making to more shared control, giving greater autonomy to the robot
  • Discuss the optimal trade-off between autonomy and automation that doesn’t sacrifice safety or the user’s sense of security
  • Introduce the concept of novel deep predictive learning AI, which will allow robots to better move through and interact with unfamiliar environments
  • Illustrate how recent advances can produce cognitively flexible robots that move closer to becoming true human companions.


Further information and the link to register can be found here