At the first UK Robot Ethics workshop on 25th March 2013, Alan Winfield offered - for discussion - the proposition that robotics is facing a Crisis of Expectations. And not for the first time. He argues that one possible consequence is (another) AI winter.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Zurich the University of Zurich presents Robots On Tour: World Congress & Exhibition of Robots, Humanoids, Cyborgs and more. It will take place on 8th (only for schools) and 9th (public exhibition with approx. 4'000 visitors) March 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland. Over 40 robots from all over the world such as AFFETTO, iCub, Armar, PR-2 and Cornell Ranger will be presented to the broad audience. World-class speakers such as Rodney Brooks will be attending and as an additional highlight, the AI Lab will unveil its new robot Roboy.
EUCog - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics
EUCog is a European network of ca. 800 researchers in artificial cognitive systems and related areas who want to connect to other researchers and reflect on the challenges and aims of the discipline. The network funds meetings, workshops, members’ participation in academic events, faculty exchanges and other activities that further its aims. It is funded by the Information and Communication Technologies division of the European Commission, Cognitive Systems and Robotics unit, under the 7th Research Framework Programme. - You are invited to become a member of the network if you are doing research in a relevant area.
Third EUCogIII Members Conference, 10-11 April 2013, Palma de Mallorca
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