Debate: “Is it possible to implement/program ethics in robotics?”

  • Posted on: 2 August 2019
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The field of ethics in the interaction between humans and robots is receiving a lot of interest, and several ideas have recently appeared principally in the kind of ethics that are desirable. In this first symposium celebrated July 23rd 2019, we paid attention to the practical implementation and the feasibility of embedding these behaviors in current robots.
A debate moderated by Guillem Alenyà was conducted with Pablo Jiménez, Alberto Olivares, Alejandro Suárez and Irene García, with the presence of all the members of the P&M Lab.

Workshop on Topology by Prof. Pokorny from KTH

  • Posted on: 25 April 2018
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The days 24 and 25th April 2018, Prof. Florian T. Pokorny, from the School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, offered a Workshop on Topology to the CLOTHILDE members at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC
He presented his work around motion planning and clustering up to homology classes, and also force-closure vs caging-based approaches to manipulation and the state of the art.

Carme Torras gets the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for her project CLOTHILDE

  • Posted on: 27 March 2017
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The European Research Council (ERC) grants are aimed at supporting the best researchers in the search for excellence in science, a basic pillar of the Horizon 2020 European research and innovation funding program. ERC Advanced Grants provide long term funding for established, leading principal investigators that pursue ground-breaking high-risk projects.

The CLOTHILDE project