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TAROS 2014: Public lecture - Robots that learn: the future of man or the 'man of the future'?


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15th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference

Date and Time

02 September 2014 - 18:00-20:00


Birmingham, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Robotics & Mechatronics TPN.

About this event

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What is your science fiction fantasy: a personal robot butler doing your household chores autonomously or going to the surgeon to buy a new bionic part to augment your body's capabilities? Today robots are increasingly making the journey from industry floors to our homes. 

In this public lecture, Professor Sethu Vijayakumar will explore the scientific challenges in the exciting domain of interactive, autonomous robotics and show some of the cutting edge research that is aimed at making robots versatile, safe, reactive and adaptive as us humans. He will illustrate the spills and thrills of working with some of the world's most sophisticated anthropomorphic robots like the SARCOS DB, HONDA ASIMO, the iLIMB hand, the KUKA robot arm and the NAO footballers, through interactive demonstrations and videos.



Full programme details for the 3 day conference to be announced. Please view the TAROS 2014 website for updates.


18:00 Arrival, registration and refreshments

18:30 Lecture 

19:30 Q&A

20:00 Finish

Reasons to attend

  • Hear from a leading expert in interactive, autonomous robotics
  • Hear about the latest technology in interactive robotics
  • See interactive demonstrations of the latest technologies


Free event

Additional information

This event is co-located with and part of the 15th Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems Conference (TAROS 2014). TAROS is the UK's premiere annual conference for autonomous robotics and is taking place between 01 and 03 September 2014 in Birmingham. The conference encompasses topics across the entire range of robotics research. More details can be found on the TAROS 2014 website.

Registration information

Registration for this event is required


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