March 2015 26

  • Thursday
    7:30 PM
    Human-robot interaction in the future
    Human-robot interaction in the future

    The Gordon Lecture Series welcomes Keith Miller for a lecture, "The Future of Human/Robot Interactions.

    As machines gain sophistication, we face societal challenges. We have to start asking important questions now so we will be ready for machines of the future. Examples of those questions are: Can there ever be a machine so advanced that we will consider it a (non-human) person? Should we invest in making robots imitate humans? Should we outlaw the practice? Cyborgs are humans with artificial parts. Is there some point at which a cyborg has so many artificial parts that it ceases being a person?

    Miller earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa. He taught computer science at The College of William and Mary and the University of Illinois at Springfield until his retirement in 2013. During that time, he also served as a consultant for several software companies and an expert witness on issues of intellectual property and software quality. He is now a member of the College of Education at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, working with the St. Louis Science Center and other partners to inspire students from K to grey to become engaged with science, technology, engineering and math. Dr. Miller’s research areas include computer ethics, online education, and software testing.

    Open to Public: Yes
    Admission: FREE
    Questions?: Dee Ghiloni, 740-587-6259
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023