Keynote Announcement: Alan Winfield

We’re very happy to announce Alan Winfield is our first confirmed keynote for YDS 2016. Alan is the Director of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England (UWE) and is a Visiting Professor to our own Department of Electronics. Alan’s research on Cognitive Robotics is based within the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL); the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK.

You can find more information out about Alan’s work on his blog. He regularly posts about a range of thought provoking topics, touching on areas such as robot morality, the production of ethical robots, social learning and the question of gendered robots. You can find his blog here. You can also follow him on Twitter over here.

We’ll be announcing more keynotes in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!