Inaugural LASER program to address future of human-robot interaction

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 17:43

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Self-driving cars. Automated factory workers. Even home health care aides.

As robots become increasingly common in our everyday life, so will interactions between humans and robots.

To address that future, the xREZ Art + Science Lab at the University of North Texas will host “Bonding with Bots: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction” on Oct. 6.

The event is the inaugural North Texas Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous, or LASER, an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together with the public for informal presentations and lively conversations.

Speakers will include Justin Holder, Director of Content for Robokind; Ray Baughman, Director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas; and Julienne Greer, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Social Robotics and Performance at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Around the world, LASER events address issues of importance on both local and global scales and include presenters from the sciences, technology, industry and arts.

North Texas LASER is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at UNT Willis Library, Room 140. LASER is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to register at:

UNT’s xREZ Art + Science Lab is a unique blend of creative studio and research lab. It forges productive paths that harness the creative forces found at the intersection of the arts, sciences and humanities to open new portals of imagination, knowledge and communication.

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