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Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, Kathleen Richardson, Dr Richard Graham, Dr Elena Touroni, Dr Tom Pennybacker, Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly.

All participants agreed on the fundamental role of Emotion in Robotics and AI to achieve a positive singularity. 

  • Will robots inherit the earth?
  • Can you fall in love with a robot?
  • Will assistive technology help us thrive in old age?

Talk from Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, PhD, FREng, Director and Co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, UK.


Talk from Patrick Levy-Rosenthal, founder and CEO of Emoshape LLC. Architect a new generation of microchip named EPU (Emotion  Processing Unit) for AI and Robots and the world’s first Al that can feel pain pleasure and the 12 primary human emotions.

Talk from Kathleen Richardson, a Senior Research Fellow in the Ethics of Robotics at DeMontfort University. Kathleen is author of An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines. She is Director of the Campaign Against Sex Robots.

Talk from psychology experts Dr Elena Touroni, Founder of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic & Dr Tom Pennybacker, consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist at The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.

Talk from Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly, an Associate Professor in Independent Living Systems in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE Bristol. Praminda is also team leader for Assisted Living at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Head of Electronics and Computer Systems at Designability. She recently won STEM woman of the year at the RWOTY awards 2016.





Emoshape Presentation Deck.

This event was sponsored by CHIRON and Three Sisters Care.