Alessandro Di Nuovo’s professorial lecture will showcase the latest research results and provide an overview of state-of-the-art developments in social robotics.
The lecture will highlight the benefits and limitations of this technology and its potential breakthroughs, while emphasising responsible research that empowers people instead of replacing them.
Recent technological advances are stimulating the growth of AI, which is becoming ever more accessible for use in the real world.
Advanced robotic platforms offer new ways for developing new AI services to benefit society. These robots provide a physical body that is a key component of the cognitive process, which can help create more capable intelligent agents with social abilities.
One emerging field of research is neuro-robotics, which combines computational intelligence, neuroscience, and robotics to create artificial models of minds with human-like learning abilities based on biological cognition.
Multidisciplinary research in health and wellbeing has shown these advanced robots can be designed to transform lives by providing individualised assistance to people, such as children with autism or older adults with cognitive decline, while also collecting information that can be used to provide personalised quality care.