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WGBH Forum Network; Transrobotism (Human-Robot Bonds)

04/24/2007

Transrobotism (Human-Robot Bonds) Rodney Brooks, cofounder, iRobot Corporation Joy Hirsch, director, fMRI Research Center, Columbia University Sherry Turkle, director, MIT Initiative on Technology & Self Peter Galison, professor, history of science, Harvard David Rodowick, professor, environmental studies, Harvard Pia Lindman, artist in residence, MIT AI lab When a humanoid robot successfully mirrors human emotion and evokes an emotional response from us, what happens to our understanding of ourselves and our emotional reality? This provocative panel discussion on the emerging new realities of human-machine relationships is guaranteed to change the way you think! Panelists include Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot Corporation, Joy Hirsch, director of the fMRI Research Center, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University and Sherry Turkle, founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Respondents include Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and of Physics, Harvard University and David Rodowick, Philosopher and Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Moderated by Pia Lindman, artist in residence at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Transrobotism (Human-Robot Bonds)
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3413

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TRANSROBOTISM (HUMAN-ROBOT BONDS) RODNEY BROOKS, COFOUNDER, IROBOT CORPORATION JOY HIRSCH, DIRECTOR, FMRI RESEARCH CENTER, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SHERRY TURKLE, DIRECTOR, MIT INITIATIVE ON TECHNOLOGY & SELF PETER GALISON, PROFESSOR, HISTORY OF SCIENCE, HARVARD DAVID RODOWICK, PROFESSOR, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, HARVARD PIA LINDMAN, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, MIT AI LAB

WHEN A HUMANOID ROBOT SUCCESSFULLY MIRRORS HUMAN EMOTION AND EVOKES AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE FROM US, WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF OURSELVES AND OUR EMOTIONAL REALITY? THIS PROVOCATIVE PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE EMERGING NEW REALITIES OF HUMAN-MACHINE RELATIONSHIPS IS GUARANTEED TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK!

PANELISTS INCLUDE RODNEY BROOKS, CO-FOUNDER OF IROBOT CORPORATION, JOY HIRSCH, DIRECTOR OF THE FMRI RESEARCH CENTER, CENTER FOR NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND SHERRY TURKLE, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF THE MIT INITIATIVE ON TECHNOLOGY AND SELF. RESPONDENTS INCLUDE PETER GALISON, MALLINCKRODT PROFESSOR OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND OF PHYSICS, HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND DAVID RODOWICK, PHILOSOPHER AND PROFESSOR OF VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, HARVARD UNIVERSITY. MODERATED BY PIA LINDMAN, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT MIT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LABORATORY.

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