Franco–Scottish Seminar: Robotics

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: The Royal Society of Edinburgh
This event is organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the French Embassy in the United Kingdom (Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department). Please note that the seminar is aimed at academics and practitioners working within the area of Robotics. The Seminar will be followed by an evening public lecture (6–7.30 pm) on "Shared Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics".

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Seminar

The RSE and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science in which both Scotland and France have a powerful presence. These events are intended to stimulate Franco–Scottish collaboration in science, present new scientific ideas and their social and commercial implications to the public and increase awareness of French and Scottish science in each other’s country. The 2017 Seminar is on the topic of Robotics.

Please note that the seminar is aimed at academics and practitioners working within the area of Robotics. The Seminar is free to attend.

The Seminar will be followed by an evening public Lecture (6–7.30 pm) delivered by Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE, Professor of Robotics at the University of Edinburgh and Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics on the topic of Shared Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics. Seminar participants should register for this Lecture separately – registration for the lecture is available here.

Programme

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Franco-Scottish Seminar: Robotics - Programme
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09.30 - Welcome

Royal Society of Edinburgh
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE, Professor of Robotics, University of Edinburgh, UK. Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and Royal Academy of Engineering-Microsoft Research Chair in Robotics

French Embassy in the United Kingdom
Ms Stephanie Dos Santos, Deputy Scientific Attachée, French Embassy in the United Kingdom

09.45 - Robotic Tactile Sensing and e-skin Technologies
Dr Ravinder Dahiya, Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering, University of Glasgow

10.15 - Endoscopic Surgery through Natural Orifices : a Perfect Case for Robotics in the Surgical Field
Professor Michel de Mathelin, Strasbourg University

11.30 - Establishing Trust in Autonomy Through Explainable AI
Professor Helen Hastie, Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

12.00 - Tactile Perception In and Outside our Body
Professor Vincent Hayward, Professor (on leave), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris

14.00 - Reaching the Unreachable: The Science of Robot Locomotion
Dr Zhibin Li, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

14.30 - Robotics: the Can Do and Can’t Do
Dr Jean-Pierre Merlet, Senior Research Scientist, INRIA

15.45 - Bipedal Walking: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Professor Jean-Paul Laumond, Directeur de Recherche, LAAS-CNRS

18.00 - Evening Public Lecture
Shared Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE

Report

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Franco-Scottish Seminar : Robotics - Report
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Venue

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Published on: 3 novembre 2017

Published on 03/10/2018

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