Who Controls the Robots?

Come along to the Nottingham Future Debate! This is part of a national series of debates from the British Science Association

We ask: Who controls the robots? What happens when things go wrong? Who can we blame? This is a Question and Answer session with experts in autonomous cars, cognition, artificial intelligence and communication.


3 March, 6.30pm


Lakeside Arts Centre lecture theatre, East Drive, University of Nottingham.
Tickets are free, but please register at bsa.sc/nottingham


Noah Russell
Noah works in the Bioengineering resarch group, University of Nottingham. He works between engineering and biosciences to model brain cells and processes and hopes to create a simple living artificial brain someday.

Sarah Sharples
Sarah works in the Human Factors Department at the University of Nottingham. She is interested in how we design displays and interfaces, particularly for transport. She has researched how different levels of automation have affected train drivers.
Gary Burnett:
Gary works in the Human Factors Department at the University of Nottingham. He is interested in how technology in cars will impact the driver. Will cars that drive themselves improve safety, comfort, efficiency, distraction or enjoyment of driving?