Our third workshop took place on 19th November 2008, at Schenectady Museum, and looked at ways to encourage participation in a program of Social Robotics from academics and students outside of CS and Engineering programs. Specifically, we had discussions with those from the Social Sciences and the Humanities, to find a common vocabulary, and interesting areas of overlap - both at the research and teaching level, that will allow us to communicate key principles of CS and Engineering to a new audience of computer users.


The agenda had four themes: The ethics of Social Robots; Communication with machines; Relationships between human and machine; and Cognition.


A summary document for this event is now available for download.


A brief agenda is below:


8:30 a.m. Breakfast


9:00 a.m. Welcome, Program Overview


9:30 a.m. Panel: Ethics and Social Robotics


Wendell Wallach (Yale)

Jim Moor (Dartmouth)


10:45 a.m. Break


11:00 a.m. Panel: Social Robotics and the Study of Cognition


Peter Asaro (Rutgers)

Daniel Levin (Vanderbilt)

Selma Sabanovic (Stanford)


12:15 p.m. Lunch


1:30 p.m. Panel: Relationships Between Man and Machine


Bilge Mutlu (CMU)

Peter Asaro (Rutgers)


2:45 p.m. Break


3:00 p.m. Group Discussion: Social Robotics and Communication


4:30 p.m. Summary



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