The topic of ‘human-robot interaction’ will still be a hot one in 100 years. The tools may change but the problems, such as “How do people and robots get along?” will remain the same. Questions surrounding what robots should do; and how we can share, operate safely, communicate, take turns, teach robots, and generally get along together will continue to be problems requiring solutions. The efforts we make to establish the ‘rules of engagement’ now will certainly be foundational to our future relationships.
Moderated by Marc Parlange – Dean and Professor, UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science. This talk was recorded May 28, 2016 at UBC100: What’s Next? at UBC’s Vancouver campus.