Conference. Soft Robotics. Dr. Helmut Hauser (University of Bristol). January 25, 2018
For 50 years, experts in robots have promised us that sophisticated robots will help us with our tasks. However, this promise has not yet been fulfilled and the cause is that we manufacture robots in the same way as 50 years ago. We design them as machines using electric motors and metal parts. This method is useful in car factories but our world is much more complex, dynamic and often unpredictable.
Even the most available robots still make a great effort to walk or put the dishes in the dishwasher. On the other hand, animals outperform next generation robots in almost any task, one of the reasons is that they not only have great brains but also have intelligent bodies. Much of the intelligent behavior is not controlled by the brain, but is directly related to the way animals are "constructed".
Therefore, to make better robots, we have to change the way we design them. We need robots that are not only intelligent in their heads, but from head to toe.
7:00 pm: accreditations
8:30: end of the conference and start of the colloquium
9:00: End of activity
Access to the activity will be made through the west door of the Menor Street of the Museu (next to the Hemisfèric)
The conference has the collaboration of the British Council and will be given in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.