'Robots, Cyborgs and the Ghosts of Christmas Future' by Professor Kevin Warwick

Wednesday 11 December 2013, 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Intelligent Robots and real life Cyborgs are on view in this exciting interactive presentation. You will be able to see if you can tell the difference between humans and machines in conversation and will have to think about what it means for a robot to be intelligent. Can robots have a biological brain like yours? Have you thought about what Christmas present to get your robot in the future?

Suitable for both humans and robots of all ages as long as you have an open mind!

Speaker's biography

Kevin Warwick became known as the World’s First Cyborg when he had a silicon chip implanted in the nervous system of his arm in order to link his brain directly with a computer. He then became the first person in the world to communicate electronically between his own and his wife’s nervous system and experienced extra sensory input. As a result he appeared on the cover of Wired magazine in the USA, on many TV chat shows around the world and in the Guiness Book of Records on 4 separate occasions.

Kevin is Professor of Cybernetics at Reading University and presented the Year 2000 Christmas Lectures for the Royal Institution. He has also published almost 600 academic papers, is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and became the youngest ever Fellow of the City and Guilds of London.


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