Towards an Artificial Conscience for Robots
Wednesday 13 June 2007, 1300-1400
A74 Engineering Building
This talk by Engineering's Derek Seward will briefly discuss the concepts of 'conscience',' free-will' and 'consciousness' in relation to intelligent robots and then describe recent work carried out at Lancaster into the design of robot architectures that will enable autonomous robots to operate safely in unstructured environments.
The possible conflict between safety and effective task achievement will also be considered. A means of providing a robot with either a timid or a reckless personality will be suggested.
All are welcome. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.