Humanoid Robot, Stories, Travel

Humanoid Robots at Osaka

Visit to Robotics Research Labs at Osaka


Nigel Crook, James Balkwill, and Matthias Rolf visited Osaka University, Japan, in order to establish collaborations in the area of robotics. The team visited the Labs of Prof. Asada (co-founder of the RoboCup soccer), Prof. Hosoda, and Prof. Ishiguro (who famously built an android version of himself, see picture). Topics of discussion included human-robot interactions, robot ethics, and actuator design.

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Moral Machines, Stories, Travel

Discussion on robot ethics

Visit to Technische Universität Braunschweig

Prof Crook and Dr Rolf visit Prof Jochen Steil at Technische Universität Braunschweig

On the 24th January Prof Nigel Crook and Dr Matthias Rolf travelled to meet Prof Dr Jochen Steil at the Institute for Robotics and Process Control, Technische Universität Braunschweig. The purpose of the visit was to continue our discussions on how we  can develop robots with moral competence. We are seeking inspiration from how children at an early age begin to follow social norms within their family circle.

During our visit we were treated to a tour of the robotics lab – Photos below.






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