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Introducing robotic humanities

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Recent advances in robotics open opportunities for research and developments in related fields: including the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This presentation reports on an emerging collaboration at the University of Sydney between the Centre for Social Robotics and the Digital Cultures program.

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Introducing robotic humanities

  1. 1. ROBOTIC HUMANITIES Chris Chesher Digital Cultures http://followingrobots.wordpress.com
  2. 2. DIGITAL CULTURES• Digital Cultures program has a 10 year history in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University of Sydney• Conductstransdisciplinary research into cultural practices around emerging technologies • e.g. social media, new media arts, computer games, mobile• Currently researching cultures of robotics in collaboration with the Centre for Social Robotics at Australian Centre for Field Robotics
  3. 3. WHAT IS ROBOTIC HUMANITIES?
  4. 4. ROBOTS IN CINEMAJoanna’s incomplete double in Stepford Wives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Joanna-bot.jpg
  5. 5. HUMANOID Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Geminoid H1-1http://www.gerontechnologie.net/actroid-f-une-infirmiere-robot-concue-par-le-roboticien-japonais-hiroshi-ishiguro/311379
  6. 6. GEMINOID FTeleoperated android
  7. 7. TELEPRESENT ROBOTS Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Telenoid http://www.flickr.com/photos/arselectronica/5143421234/
  8. 8. EXPRESSIVE ROBOTS KIST FR-1
  9. 9. MEDIA PLATFORM Future Robot FURO, Korea
  10. 10. REMOTE PEDAGOGUE TeleEngkey by Mun-Taek Choi KIST Research Centre, Korea
  11. 11. FISH-BIRDMari Velonaki, ACFR, University of Sydney
  12. 12. ROBOT CULTURES• We’relooking for collaborations and connections with academics, postgraduate and Honours students• http://followingrobots.wordpress.com• http://robotcultures.org• Cultures of Robotics: Simon Penny Dec 16 530pm Law 101

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