Robots Among Us

Among the stimulating programs coming your way from swissnex San Francisco this fall, we introduce an exciting new event series: Robots Among Us. Discover hot new companies designing the robots of the future and watch a robot juggle and another that learns how to walk all on its own. Question the ethics of human-friendly droids, and learn how robots are healing patients and exploring space. Check our website for full details on individual events.

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Robot Revolution: From the Lab to the World

September 30, 2011
Swiss university spin-offs flex their robotic muscle in honor of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Interact with a robot that balances on a ball, one that acts as a guide, and a pair of tiny fliers.

The Art of Robots

November 1, 2011
Have you ever seen a blind, juggling robot? After the evening’s panel discussion between scientists, artists, and a science fiction specialist, you’ll be able to answer yes.

My Robot is Smarter Than Yours: Cognitive Robotics and AI

January 19, 2012
Hod Lipson of Cornell University asks if machines can figure out analytical laws automatically, and Rolf Pfeifer of the University of Zurich ponders artificial intelligence (AI) and bio-inspired robotics.

Robots and Humans

Spring 2012
Creating human-friendly robots and integrating them into everyday life comes with ethical questions. Distinguished researchers including computer science professor Oussama Khatib illuminates the issues.

How Robots Heal

Spring 2012
Patients are recovering faster thanks to surgical robots. Join Francois Conti of Stanford University and others to learn more about these medical machines and robots that assist rehabilitation and treatment.

Robots in Space

Spring 2012

Find out what’s new in space exploration from NASA’s Terry Fong, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Group.

The Robots Among Us series is in part a project of the U.S.-wide program ThinkSwiss-Brainstorm the Future. As a leading country in science, research, and technology, Switzerland is working with its American counterparts to address key global topics such as sustainability to better understand trends and arrive at solutions.