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14 Human – Machine – Robotics

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Hauptschule
Seminar
english language

Technologies are mirrors, reflecting physical, cognitive and social characteristics of humans and human society. Thus, they have to satisfy, among others, both aesthetic needs and affective needs. Two approaches stand out here: creating machines which can feel, think, and act in the real world, based on  Affective Developmental Robotics and the design of interactive systems that are aesthetically pleasing in the way they  feel , beyond just beautiful visuals. In the seminar, we will explicate and discuss the theory and practice of those two aspects in detail, and try to find an intersection.

Recommended literature:

Buxton, William A. S., The three mirrors of interaction: a holistic approach to user interfaces

Link: http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/OTP/papers/bill.buxton/3mirrors.html

Purgathofer, P.: Is informatics a design discipline?

Link: http://igw.tuwien.ac.at/designlehren/purgathofer%20-%20is%20informatics%20a%20design%20discipline.pdf

Minoru Asada, Koh Hosoda, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Toshio Inui, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Masaki Ogino, and Chisato Yoshida. Cognitive developmental robotics: a survey. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol.1, No.1, pp.12–34, 2009.

Link: http://www.er.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/Paper/paper-eg.html

Minoru Asada. Affective Developmental Robotics: How can we design the development of artificial empathy?. HRI 2014 Workshop on HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience, 2014 (to appear)

Deacon, Terrence W., The Symbolic Species: The co-evolution of language and the brain, New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998

Speakers

Professor, Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka Chair
Associate Professor, HCI Group, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Chair

DI Dr. Peter PURGATHOFER

Associate Professor, HCI Group, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1982-1991 Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1991-1995 Research Assistant, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1992-1993 Research Assistant, Technische Universität Berlin
1991-1995 PhD in Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1995-2005 Assistant Professor, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1995-2005 Habilitation in the field of »Interactive Systems«, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2005 Associate Professor, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2009 Coordinator for the Media Informatics Program, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Seminar Week

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13.08.2014

17:00 - 17:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2014Plenary
17:15 - 17:30Opening Concert, Part 1: sAmo for Flute, Violoncello and AccordionCulture
17:30 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 19:30Opening Concert, Part 2: Blink, Think & ListenCulture
19:30 - 21:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

14.08.-19.08.2014

01 Sustainable Peace and Security - Who Cares?Seminar
02 The Politics of Emotions: Diagnosis and Historical TransformationsSeminar
03 An Energy Transition for the FutureSeminar
04 The Human MicrobiomeSeminar
05 Creativity and Innovation for GrowthSeminar
06 1814 - 1914 - 1989: Paradigm Shifts in Public International Law and PoliticsSeminar
07 Ethical Implications of Religious WorldviewsSeminar
08 Art and ProtestSeminar
09 Europe and Its Neighbours - EU External Relations at the Crossroads?Seminar
10 Collective Memory - Present Focus on the PastSeminar
11 Feeding the WorldSeminar
12 Decisions Under UncertaintySeminar
13 Macroeconomics - The Return of IdeologiesSeminar
14 Human - Machine - RoboticsSeminar
15 The Aftermath of 1914-1918: Images of the Great WarSeminar
16 The Key to Good GovernanceSeminar
17 Media from a Theoretical PerspectiveSeminar

14.08.2014

18:00 - 19:00Vernissage: Let the Children Play. On the 25th Anniversary of the UN-Declaration of the Rights of the ChildCulture

15.08.2014

19:00 - 20:30Literature Talk: Wars and Civil Wars in the Mirror of Current World LiteratureCulture

16.08.2014

18:00 - 19:30Courage. In Memoriam Fritz MoldenCulture

18.08.2014

19:30 - 20:30Theatre Performance: Free AssociationCulture

19.08.2014

19:00 - 22:00Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDUPlenary