Oliver is going to do a workshop at the Robophilosophy conference again.
The 2018 workshop focused on ethics, care and humanoid robots. Led by Oliver, Christoph Hubatschke (H.A.U.S.) and a series of speakers gave lectures, followed by revealing discussions.
At the 2020 conference the workshop will have a completely different focus: We will have a humanoid robot on site. Together with the audience we will translate some of the challenges of robotics ethics into human, as well as humanoid, body language and forms of occupying space. This approach will provide access, insight and understanding of the topic that would otherwise not be possible. This implies improvisation, both on the side of the dancer Eva-Maria Kraft and on the side of the humanoid robot. Since these devices are basically programmed on the basis of rules, human inaccuracies and permanent deviations from standardized procedures pose a particular challenge for their control.
“Who is mirroring whom? Who is controlling whom?
What are we capable of? What do we want to become?”
International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2020:
Aarhus, Denmark, August 18-21, 2020