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Talking Robotics' seminars of January – April 2021 (with videos and even a musical summary!)

Robohub

Talking Robotics is a series of virtual seminars about Robotics and its interaction with other relevant fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Design Research, Human-Robot Interaction, among others. They aim to promote reflections, dialogues, and a place to network. In this seminars compilation, we bring you 7 talks (and a half?) from current roboticists for your enjoyment. Filipa Correia received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2015. She is currently a junior researcher at GAIPSLab and she is pursuing a Ph.D. on Human-Robot Interaction at University of Lisbon, Portugal.


Establishing Sustained, Supportive Human-Robot Relationships: Building Blocks and Open Challenges

AAAI Conferences

Researchers have been developing Social robots are increasingly common in schools to support algorithms to aid robots in determining task hierarchies learning goals, in workplaces to augment productivity, (Hayes and Scassellati 2014), learning tasks from humans and in homes to improve quality of life. The fulfillment of (Thomaz and Breazeal 2008), and choosing what information their objectives in these environments are strongly dependent to communicate and when to communicate it (Unhelkar on the quality of the sustained, supportive relationship and Shah 2016). Although robots have made great robots are able to construct with their human users.


Who Are Gary Johnson And Jill Stein's Running Mates? Third-Party Vice Presidential Profiles Ahead Of Kaine vs. Pence Debate

International Business Times

As Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence prepare to square off in the only vice-presidential debate on Tuesday night at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, there might be some curiosity about Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson's running mate Bill Weld and Green Party candidate Jill Stein's running mate Ajamu Baraka. Like both third party's presidential nominees, neither Weld nor Baraka will participate in the debate due to low poll numbers. And much like their party's respective platforms, Weld and Baraka share few similarities, while not receiving the same type of media attention that has been afforded to Kaine and Pence. Baraka, 62, is an African-American human rights activist who grew up on the south side of Chicago and attended graduate school at Clark College, a private, historically black university in Atlanta that is now called Clark Atlanta University. He is the founding executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network and coordinator of the U.S.-based Black Left Unity Network's Committee on International Affairs.


Gaza's starman aims to fight occupation with science

Al Jazeera

Gaza City - Living in what has been called the world's largest open-air prison did not deter astrophysicist Suleiman Baraka from turning his gaze to the cosmos. "Astronomy is the science of everything. When you study astronomy, you study yourself, because you are part of this cosmos," Baraka told Al Jazeera from inside his lab at Gaza's Al-Aqsa University, a small room that he shares with two research students. Papers and books are piled up next to several desktop computers arranged in a semicircle. A whiteboard is covered with scribbled formulas, while posters of celestial bodies hang on the walls and two telescopes sit in cardboard boxes nearby.


Newark's mayor on solutions he is using to change his city making it a better place for all

PBS NewsHour

HARI SREENIVASAN: Today, the Pew Research center reported on how different racial groups see the police. Only a third of all African-Americans view the police as doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three-quarters of all whites. Working with the police is one of the many responsibilities of Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras Baraka. For over a year, "NewsHour" special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault has explored solutions to the nation's racial tensions and sits down with him for the latest in our series. CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT: Ras Baraka's election as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, sent chills through the city's establishment.