How to build a well behaved robot
Linda Leuchars, Science Learning Manager, Dundee Science Centre, described the recent Cafe Science event at Sensation.
"On the 8th of August Dr Karen Petrie and Mr Chris Martin from the University of Dundee took over the Dundee Science Centre: Sensation for a Cafe Science Extra Summer Special. This evening event was entitled 'How to Build a Well Behaved Robot'. I was pleased to see the large turnout, especially on such a lovely sunny night. There was clearly a huge interest in the topic. I really enjoyed both the presentations – Karen and Chris challenged the audience to really consider their thoughts and feelings about robotics, and provided them with a deeper insight into this field. I loved all the relatable examples of robots from today’s world and in the future. The interaction through questioning and the use of volunteers was fantastic, and the humour in both presentations was also very effective at engaging the audience. All in all it was a fantastic session from two very engaging lecturers."
Dr Jon Urch, University of Dundee Public Engagement/Outreach Co-ordinator, said:
"Karen and Chris's Café Science Summer special was the perfect addition to their extensive public work. The event was insightful, challenging and most of all entertaining."
"Whether it's talking to rooms filled with a 100 secondary school children or running workshops for people of all ages, Karen and Chris are two of the best ambassadors for the excellent computing research that's happening at the University of Dundee."
This Cafe Science event was part of Dundee Science Centre’s summer exhibition – Robot – The Fantasy and the Reality, which runs until 30th September.