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Heriot-Watt : Borrow A Researcher : Demystifying Robots

FREE/ Booking Required
Do we know what makes a robot tick? What will be the world with robots around us look like? How can we prepare ourselves and the next generation to be future-ready? Are movie robots real?

If you had previously asked yourselves any of these questions, you are in the right place. This talk will demystify movie robots from real robots, and you will get the opportunity to glimpse into the fundamentals of Robotics and understand what makes a robot tick! You will also learn to what extent we can trust a robot and the usefulness and limitations of present-day Robots.

Shivoh Chirayil Nandakumar is a PhD research scholar in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at National Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Shivoh’s research focuses on the study of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience to enhance trust in Autonomous Robots.

Borrow A Researcher is an event series generated from the Engaging Libraries Lothian Lugs project, in collaboration with Heriot Watt University. We are delighted Heriot Watt University have continued the Borrow A Researcher event series as part of Falkirk Science Festival, designed to share research across schools, libraries, education centres and much more! It is a programme that allows us to ‘borrow' a researcher for a session.

Denny Library

Davies Row,

01324 504242


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