What next for robots in public space?

What next for robots in public space?

  • 9 June 2021, 4–6pm
  • Online
  • Everyone welcome

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This workshop aims to explore the future of robots in public space, and discuss the implications of this rapidly emerging technology.

Hosted by Monash University, this workshop aims to explore the future of robots in public space, and discuss the implications of this rapidly emerging technology for industry, business, government and city residents alike. It builds on the findings of the 2020-21 Robots in Public Space research project that combined perspectives from policy studies, robotics, social science and design to address how robots might contribute to public space.

A panel of speakers will consider the view from four sectors - academia, the robotics industry, government, and end-users in business - offering perspectives on the opportunities and challenges offered by this rapidly emerging technology. Attendees will be invited to share their own ideal roles for robots in public space, and consider the enablers and impediments to reaching those goals.

This is a unique multi-sector event organised around a critical new technology, with insights from leading thinkers in social robotics and policy innovation. It offers an opportunity to both learn from others and contribute to a shared conversation about what is next for this key technology.

Panelists

    • Don Parker  - Director, Better Regulation Victoria
    • Nicci Roussouw, CEO Exaptec
    • Prof. Dana Kulić, Director, Monash Robotics
    • Bryan Goudsblom, CEO Monjon

The discussion panel will be moderated by Prof Michael Mintrom, Director of Monash Better Governance and Policy'.

This workshop is being conducted with the support and participation of the Monash Data Futures Institute, the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, Monash Robotics, and Monash Better Governance and Policy.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Shanti Sumartojo on shanti.sumartojo@monash.edu

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