In 2020 the word ‘robot’ is exactly one hundred years old. Czech playwright Karel Čapek used the term in his play RUR, Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti – the idea is derived from the word for slave labour. By 1942 science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov had developed the Three Laws of Robotics. And by 2020 robots had been part of manufacturing and industry for decades. So by 2020 writers and speakers such as Stephanie Hare, Patrick Lin, and Jacob Turner were writing on how and in what way automation, artificial intelligence and robotics will need to regulated given the implications for law-making, on individual liberty, and on warfare.
William Hopkins is a global leader in the field of smart homes and remote technologies. He is a KNX Partner, Member of the British Computer Society and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, with an entire portfolio of automation te... [more]
Robert Reiner pursues remarkable research into neuro-prosthetics. He specialises in human motion synthesis, exo-skeletons, wearable robotics, bio mechanics, virtual reality, human machine interaction and rehabilitation robotics.... [more]
Former director of the High Pay Centre, dedicated to the study of the future world of work, what automation will mean for us all, how we will make a living in a world of robots, change business, society, our lives and how we might deal with it?... [more]