The International Conference on Social Robotics (where I’m presenting a work-in-progress) is underway with a theme of ‘Alive’. Sandwiched between keynotes from robot designer, Dr Tomotaka Takahashi and science fiction writer, Ken Macleod, are three days of social robotics papers, presentations, panels, tutorials and a design competition. And all in beautiful Amsterdam!
Dr. Tomotaka Takahashi
Robot Designer and ProfessorTomotaka Takahashi creates, designs, and invents unique and original humanoids (Ropid, FT, Chroino, Neon). His passion for the cutting edge in robotics brings him into collaborations with other leaders in the field, researchers and corporations.
Mr. Ken MacLeod
Science Fiction Writer
Ken MacLeod is the multiple award-winning author of many science fiction novels, including the “Fall Revolution” quartet (collected in the twin omnibuses “Fractions and Divisions”), the “Engines of Light” trilogy (Cosmonaut Keep, Dark Light, and Engine City), and several stand-alone novels including “Newton’s Wake”, “Learning the World”, and the recent “The Restoration Game”. Born on the Scottish isle of Skye, he lives in Edinburgh.