CFPR Seminar: The End of the Robot: Rethinking Cognition, Emotion and Form – Chatrapati Ākula (14 October 2020)


This week we’re excited to welcome Chatrapati Ākula from Vāsthu, a Bristol based robotics company interested in reapproaching robotics, how we perceive robots and whether we can instead start to see them as companions.

1 – 2 pm, Wednesday, 14th of October

The End of the Robot: Rethinking Cognition, Emotion and Form – Chatrapati Ākula (Vāsthu)

Link to join seminar: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/a294334c3ca64a5e833eb2812d866e3a
(no advance registration required, link will be open shortly before seminar starts)

‘In the presentation I’m concerned with the question of moving beyond the robot as a concept towards companions that are true to the name, and to be successful in this pursuit we need to rethink form, cognition and emotion. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for the past couple of years as part of Vāsthu and the reasons, dear to my heart. I would love to share my thoughts with the audience present.’

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