The 7th Furhat Conference on Social Robotics | June 4th 2024

Welcome to the 7th edition of the Furhat Conference

Themed “The Age of Humanoids: Social Intelligence and Embodied AI” the conference will take place on Tuesday, June 4th at 4:00-5:30 PM CEST (10:00-11:30 AM EST)

Robotics is having the attention of the whole world with the hope that the time for humanoids has come. With the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, design, language and reasoning skills such as LLMs, there is a strong belief that this technology will have an immense impact on society.

Representing the social side of humanoid robotics, the 7th Furhat Conference is dedicated to bringing thought leaders and practitioners to highlight the most recent discussions and advancements in the field.

Join us at this very exciting moment in history and discover the future of socially intelligent humanoid robots.

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Highlights from previous conferences

The 6th Furhat Conference – Panel Discussion

 

This panel discussion brought together Håkan Lidbo, an innovative Swedish musician and producer; Ross Mead, CEO and founder of Semio, a robotics company that specializes in developing social communication technologies for robots; Gabriel Skantze, a distinguished Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chief Scientist at Furhat Robotics; as well as Amanda Stenberg, from the Swedish Art Centre to discuss social robotics applicaitons in business, education, art, and research.

The 5th Furhat Conference – Joscha Bach (Keynote)

 

Joscha Bach, referred to as the magician of consciousness, is a renowned AI researcher and cognitive scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of AI. Joscha’s work is focused on developing AI systems that are more transparent, ethical, and robust. He is also a strong advocate for the development of AI that is aligned with human values and goals.

Speakers 

Be inspired by the leading experts within the quickly evolving world of AI and Social Robotics

Jeff Burnstein
President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

Jeff Burnstein is president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), a trade group representing more than 1,000 global companies involved in associations focused on robotics, machine vision, motion control and motors and related technologies. Burnstein is an expert on the impact of automation on jobs as well as the future of automation, having appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg News, BBC, as well as in the New York TimesWall Street JournalNewsweek and other leading media outlets and publications.

Gabriel Skantze
Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Furhat Robotics

Gabriel Skantze is the Chief scientist and co-founder of Furhat Robotics. Gabriel is also a Professor in Speech Technology with a specialization in Conversational Systems at KTH. He is leading several research projects and has published 100+ papers on conversational systems and human-robot interaction.

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