Adrian Cheok Keynote Speaker at FDG 2017, Cape Cod

Professor Adrian Cheok was invited to give a keynote speech at the International Conference on Foundations of Digital Games 2017, at Cape Cod, USA.

FDG 2017 is a major international event in-cooperation with ACM SIGAISIGCHI, and SIGGRAPH. It seeks to promote the exchange of information concerning the foundations of digital games, technology used to develop digital games, and the study of digital games and their design, broadly construed. The goal of the conference is the advancement of the study of digital games, including but not limited to new game technologies, critical analysis, innovative designs, theories on play, empirical studies, and data analysis.

Professor Cheok’s keynote speech will be covering the trending topic of “Love and Sex with Robots”.

Time: 15 Aug 2017, 9am

Venue: The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA, USA

Title: Love and Sex with Robots

Abstract: “Love and Sex with Robots” has recently become a serious academic topic within the fields of Human Machine Interaction and Human Robot Interaction. This topic has also witnessed a strong upsurge of interest amongst the general public, print media, TV documentaries and feature films. This talk covers the personal aspects of human relationships and interactions with robots and artificial partners. New technologies and research prototypes have been developed to allow more intimate interactions with robot companions like sex robots, emotional robots, humanoid robots, and artificial intelligent systems that can simulate human emotions. Such technologies and systems also engage the users with all their senses, including touch, taste and smell, creating multisensory and immersive interactive experiences. In this talk, we will conclude that humans will marry robots by 2050.

For more information on the conference, visit http://fdg2017.org/.


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