How Movies shape our Acceptance of Robots

16 Nov 2022 03.00 PM - 04.00 PM NISTH Events Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public

Robots have become an integral part of our lives, interacting with us, directly or indirectly. The pandemic has increased our dependence and acceptance of robots in our daily lives. From bringing us to our tables at restaurants to allowing for touch-free elevator buttons, the robotic technology has made some of our activities seamless and less labor intensive. This ThinkOut, seeks to highlight the role of Robots in society and how popular culture, especially the movies, have played a big role in influencing our perception of robots and the technology behind it. Dr Wong Choon Yue, will showcase the technology involved, the need for and the vast applications that humanoid research plays in the betterment of society. Dr Kevin Chew, on the other hand emphasises that the portrayal of Robots in the movies influences perceptions and at times creates social apprehension. The session will be moderated by Assoc Prof Andrew Prahl, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information and Prof Vanessa Evers, Professor of Computer Science and Director of NISTH.