2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

June 15, 2007

header_icra07.gifThe Papers are now online for the full Day Workshop on Roboethics
Rome, 14 April 2007

http://www.roboethics.org/icra07/contributions.html

some interesting reading

for example

R. C. Arkin
Lethality and Autonomous Robots: An Ethical Stance

D. Levy
Robot Prostitutes as Alternatives to Human Sex Workers
more on the above link


NIME 2007 – Special Workshop on Music & Robotics

June 12, 2007

http://itp.nyu.edu/nime/2007/

Damm i missed it, but thanks thanks to Somaya Langley we have some pics – for more see

http://www.flickr.com/photos/somayalangley/sets/72157600330724038/with/537332596/

New Interfaces for Musical Expression

NIME 2007 included a special focus on Music & Robotics. Events related to this theme include a keynote speech by Trimpin, a workshop with several noted luminaries in the world of Music & Robotics, a series of LEMUR concerts (as part of the NY Electronic Arts Festival), and the solicitation of conference papers related to Music & Robotics.

Special Workshop on Music & Robotics with

Trimpin
Jacques RĂ©mus
Godfried-Willem Raes
Gordon Monahan
and
Eric Singer

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Godfried-Willem Raes

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jacques hammer instrument (a single component) from a installation of many 537449603_c0bcfeb3b7.jpg

castinets playing steve reich’s clapping music… looks to be a LEMUR project…

hmmm, hope some papers are published soon.