Living with Robots(Member Only)

Living with Robots(Member Only)

When 26th June
Time19:00 to 21:00
Locationswissnex China



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SwissCham Shanghai is delighted to invite you to:

Living with Robots (Member Only)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
2018年06月26日 星期二
19:00 - 21:00
@swissnex China

Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

What are the latest state-of-the-art advancements in the field of robotics / AI, and how have things changed since the robots started moving into our own living space a quarter century ago, as the pace of digitalization has picked up rapidly?

Join renowned Dr. Rolf Pfeifer’s insightful talk exploring the hype surrounding the topic of robot and AI in popular media. He proposes that realistic communications and employing the concepts of embodiment are key in coping with the “robotic hype”. Dr. Pfeifer will also introduce his ROBOLOUNGE project, a café / lounge where robots instead of humans take care of the well-being of the customers.

Best regards,

Your SwissCham Team

About the Speaker:

Rolf Pfeifer, sc. techn. ETH, Scientific Advisor, “Living with Robots” Inc.
Visiting Professor, Dept. of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Prof. em. University of Zurich

Rolf Pfeifer is currently “Visiting Chair Professor”, at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and he is a scientific consultant for “Living with Robots” Ltd. Moreover, he is co-founder of the National Robotics Center in Switzerland.

He has a master’s degree in physics and mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science (1979) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1987-2014 he was professor of computer science at the University of Zurich and director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He was a visiting professor and research fellow at the Free University of Brussels, the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass. (US), the Neurosciences Institute (NSI) in San Diego, the Beijing Open Laboratory for Cognitive Science, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, the University of São Paolo, Brazil, and the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. In 2004 he was elected “21st Century COE Professor, Information Science and Technology” at the University of Tokyo. In 2009 he was a visiting professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and was appointed “Fellow of the School of Engineering” at the University of Tokyo, and in 2016 “Fellow of ECLT”, the European Center for Living Technology in Venice, Italy. In 2009 he started the “ShanghAI Lectures” (at Shanghai Jiao Tong University), a global, fully interactive videoconference-based series on natural and artificial intelligence. From 2014-2017, he was a “Specially Appointed Professor” in Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics at Osaka University. In 2017 he was appointed “Honorary Professor” at the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Mindfire Foundation – “Decoding the Mind for Humankind”.

He is a pioneer of the fields of “embodied intelligence” and “soft robotics” which are now rapidly gaining importance and have already had a decisive impact on the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. His book “How the body shapes the way we think – a new view of intelligence” has been published in English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and French, and is now considered a classic. He developed the humanoid robot “Roboy”, designed specifically for social interaction, which has attracted world-wide media attention, and he is presently pursuing the “ROBOLOUNGE” project, a venue where robots will take care of the well-being of the customers and where people can experience the future – i.e. they can feel what it will be like to interact very closely with robots in a public space.

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Date & Time (日期及时间)
June 26, 2018 19:00 - 21:00

Language(语言): English

Program Rundown (活动流程):

  • 18:30 - 19:00: Doors open
  • 19:00 - 19:05: Welcome Speech
  • 19:05 - 20:00: Lecture by Dr. Rolf Pfeifer
  • 20:00 - 21:00: Networking with wine and food


  • Members: RMB 100 会员价(Member Only)

Please Register Here!

RSVP: Please register by June 21, 2018 请在2018年0621日前登记

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Venue name: 

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