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Robots in Human Society (mini symposium)

When Dec 24, 2012
from 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Tel Aviv University, Melamed Hall (Hall #6), Faculty of Exact Sciences
Contact Name Dan Halperin
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Monday, December 24th, 2012, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (IST)

Tel Aviv University

Melamed Hall (Hall #6), Faculty of Exact Sciences



17:00 - 17:15 Gathering and refreshments
17:15 - 18:00 Keynote Talk (Sackler Lecture): Our Robots Ourselves, Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
  Chair: Dan Halperin
18:00 - 18:15 Coffee break
18:15 - 19:30 Panel: Pets, Slaves, or Companions: Robots in Human Society
  Moderator: Guy Hoffman
  Members: Ken Goldberg, Gal Kaminka, Roey Tzezana
  Movies presented by Lior Zalmanson
19:30 Adjourning


Organizers: Dan Halperin  and Lior Zalmanson, Tel Aviv University
                       Guy Hoffman, IDC, Herzlia

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Ken Y. Goldberg is an artist, professor of engineering, and craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media at UC Berkeley.  His artwork has been exhibited at Ars Electronica, ZKM, Centre Pompidou, ICC Biennale, Kwangju Biennale, Artists Space, The Kitchen, and the Whitney Biennial. Prof Goldberg is a Mortimer & Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies Lecturer, 2012/2013.

Dan Halperin is a professor of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. His main area of research is Computational Geometry and its applications, and specifically applications to robotics and automation.

Guy Hoffman is assistant professor in the School of Communication at IDC Herzliya and co-director of the IDC Media Innovation Lab. His research focuses on models of human-robot collaboration and interaction.

Gal A. Kaminka is a Professor and Head of the Bar Ilan University Robotics Consortium, Bar Ilan University

Roey Tzezana is a Researcher at interdisciplinary center for technology analysis and forecasting. Creator of the blog "Blazing Science".

Lior Zalmanson is a PhD student and lecturer in Recanati graduate school of business administration, Tel Aviv University. He is the founder and program director of the Print Screen festival for digital culture.