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Living with robots: Can robots and organisms form a society?
Start Date: 11/15/2012Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 11/15/2012End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:
In this final talk of the lecture series, Dr. Thomas Schmickl, Basler chairholder 2012, will discuss machines that are used to trick humans or animals to study their behaviors. He will show how modern computerized devices can take over the role of the scientist and act as their own experimenters by sneaking into animal societies. This way, bio‐mimicking machines take over an active role in natural societies, forming something novel: A bio‐hybrid society. Such a society is a new variant of the ”cyborgs" known from literature. Instead of exchanging body parts of a human, these machines replace parts of the society. While this has occurred for over a decade with Google, Facebook and similar services in human society, it was only recently achieved with animals, unveiling to us the before unknown social languages of interaction of these animals.
Location Information:
ETSU Main Campus - Ball Hall
Room: Auditorium
Contact Information:
Name: Sarah Knapp
Phone: 439-5671
Lecture 4

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