Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron and collaborator of Charles Babbage, was a computing pioneer and is considered by many to be the first programmer. To celebrate her life and achievements, BCS Hertfordshire Branch is holding its second Ada Lovelace Commemorative Lecture. The evening will start with a description of the life and achievements of Ada Lovelace.

This will be followed by a lecture given by Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn explaining how social robotics has become increasingly important with robots being used in many application areas such as entertainment, therapy and assistive technology – where interaction with people is key to the success of the robot. Attitudes to robots can be shaped by dystopic views of the future as portrayed in movies and books. However, the talk will outline a more positive future where robots can be useful and have their roles in society, taking advantage of the strengths and abilities of both robots and humans.


Lindop Building, University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB


Free for members and non-members

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