By 2025 robotics and autonomous systems could have an economic impact of $1.7 trillion
Date: 16th February 2017, 18:00 – 21:00
Venue: Fairmont St Andrews, A917, St Andrews, KY16 8PN
INNOVATEROBOTICS cover's Scotland's exciting robotics sector, the future of computer-human interaction, the opportunities for unmanned research in our natural environment and how the robots of the future might work alongside us. Robotics is a multi-disciplinary field, drawing on engineering, design and computer science. We would encourage anyone with an interest in any of these fields to join us and share in the debate. Scotland is a Robotics hub, leads the world in deep sea exploration, works alongside NASA in developing Mars mission robots, and might be home to Europes first space port. Can you afford to miss out?
Speakers include Dr Kasim Terzic, teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews in the School of Computer Science. Dr Tersic works in computer vision, from low-level features to high-level reasoning and understanding, with particularly interest in interpretation and modelling. Dr Tersic is widely published in Biologically Inspired Detection and object and shape recognition - areas of research fundamental to Robotics and their development into machines that work with humans.
Taking the discussion forwards, and helping explore the world of marine research will be Dr Philip Anderson from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). Dr Anderson is the Chair of the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft & has developed a number of techniques to probe the winter-time polar atmosphere, including low-power autonomous remote systems at the surface and kite, blimp and rocket instrument platforms aloft. In the last 10 years Dr Anderson has concentrated on the physics of coherent structures in the stable boundary layer, whilst developing the use of small robotic aircraft for measuring the structure of the atmosphere near the surface. At SAMS these techniques help develop understanding of sea-ice dynamics in the Arctic and help explain the observed dramatic reduction in summer-time sea-ice coverage.
In addition they will be joined by Dr Oli Mival of Edinburgh Napier University. Oli is an internationally recognised expert in the areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX) and Interaction Design (ID). The designer and originator of both the ICE (Interactive Collaborator Environment) and Sensorium Studio, Oli has been invited to consult for a wide range of global industrial and government clients including the NHS, Astra Zeneca, Enquest Oil, CGI, Blue Rubicon, and Redlands Police Department in California. Dr Mival will engage the audience at InnovateRobotics on the fundamental questions of how we engage in human-robotic-interaction, from self-driving cars to in home assistants.
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