euRoboticsWeek 2011 - CSRI and AUEB, Athens, Greece

euRobotics Week 2011

27 November 2011

Robots: the body and the brain; an open dialogue with students on the multifaceted aspects of robotics"


Room D21, Athens University of Economics and Business, 76 Patission str., Athens (directions)

In the framework of the European Robotics Week, the Cognitive Systems Research Institute (CSRI) and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in cooperation with StudentGuru organise an event which comprises an open dialogue with undergraduate students on their perception of what robots are and a short series of interactive presentations and live demonstrations on what it takes to make a robot (the body) and what is needed to make an intelligent robot (the brain). The objective is to introduce undergraduate students to the wide range of science and technology involved in developing a robot and to inspire them to combine their academic interests, expertise and knowledge of cutting edge technology to work in robotics.

Time

Title

15:00-15:30

What do you think about robots?” Open dialogue with the audience

15:30-16:00

Robots: myths, reality and intelligence”, an overview talk by Dr Katerina Pastra, Cognitive Systems Research Institute

16:00-16:10

Discussion

16:10-16:20 

Break

16:20-16:50

GuarddoG a robot mobile sentry”, a student project by Ammar Qammaz 

16:50-17:00

Discussion

17:00-17:10 

Break

17:10-17:40

Kinect and Robotics SDK”, by Giorgos Karakatsiotis, Cognitive Systems Research Institute and Athens University of Economics and Business

17:40-17:50Discussion

17:50++

What do you think now about robots?” Live demos and interaction with the audience.

 

During the event there will be a draw for several prizes, sponsored by CSRI, including: an optical mouse, one copy of the Office 2010 home and student edition, a copy of Steve Job's official biography and a number of books in robotics.