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Socially Assistive Technologies: Creating Machines That Care

Colloquium

Speaker(s)
Prof. Maja Mataric (USC)
Date
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Location
Shanahan 1430

How can computing generally and robotics specifically help to close the vast “care gap” created by the growing elderly population, the obesity epidemic, the rapid increase in social disorders in children, and millions of people with special needs requiring one-on-one customized, affordable, long-term care? Socially assistive technologies, including socially assistive robotics, constitute a new challenging interdisciplinary research area that focuses on creating “machines that care” through social rather than physical assistance, by providing coaching and motivation, supporting autonomy and learning, and encouraging recovery, wellness, independence, and aging in place.

TBD

Colloquium

Speaker(s)
Prof. Jason Salavon (U. Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago)
Date
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Location
Shanahan 1430

Abstract coming soon

TBD

Colloquium

Speaker(s)
Rob Armstrong (Dreamworks)
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Location
Shanahan 1430

Abstract coming soon

TBD

Colloquium

Speaker(s)
Prof. Ed Lazowska (U. Washington)
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Location
Shanahan 1430

Abstract coming soon