Human-Machine Collaboration Video Series
AI AND ROBOTICS
Collaboration between Academia and Industry
'A lot of the problems that the world is facing today can only be solved through advanced technological and scientific techniques.' - Prof Mike Wooldridge, University of Oxford
What is the future of collaboration between research and industry? Where do the common interests lie? And how can advanced technological and scientific techniques help solve many of the problems that the world is facing today? Join Prof Michael Wooldridge, University of Oxford and Alan Turing Institute, Prof Nigel Shadbolt, University of Oxford and Open Data Institute, Dr Lim Keng Hui, Singapore Agency, Prof Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Mr Koo Seng Meng, AI Singapore and Mr Jude Sheeran, Amazon Web Services to hear their insights.
AI at Oxford
'To err is human but to err differently takes a machine, and together we make a fantastic quiz team.' - Prof Steve Roberts, University of Oxford
Prof Steve Roberts at the University of Oxford explores the challenge of creating systems that are constantly learning and adaptive with the real-world data they use, and how artificial intelligence and human machine collaboration can be optimised for use – yet stay aware of their own limitations.
Long-Term and Large-Scale Autonomy
'We need to move towards pervasive robotics. That is robotics in our daily life.' - Prog Marcelo Ang, National University of Singapore
Join Prof Nick Hawes, University of Oxford and Prof Marcelo Ang, National University of Singapore, as they discuss the future of service robots which can be introduced into an environment for weeks or months at a time. Planning and modelling with uncertainty – learned from long-term experience.
Human-Robot Shared Autonomy
'For any groups of humans to work together effectively we must understand each other's intent. The same is true for humans and robots.' - Prof David Hsu, National University of Singapore
Prof Ingmar Posner, University of Oxford and Prof David Hsu, National University of Singapore share their vision of embodied intelligence driven by experience. Discover how robust and scalable robot learning is possible through observation, action and interaction. Plus the key challenges of safety and efficiency.
Autonomy in Emergency Response
'The emergency response application presents unique challenges but it also has the potential to save lives.' - Prof Niki Trigoni, University of Oxford
Prof Niki Trigoni, University of Oxford and Dr Yau Wei Yun, A*STAR showcase how autonomy in emergency response applications present unique challenges, but also has the potential to save lives. For example – how emergency teams can locate themselves and constantly update their awareness in GPS-denied environments.
'Who eventually becomes responsible for the responsibility of the machine?' - Oliver Tian, Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association / International Alliance of Robotics Association
What are the practical considerations to build responsible robots? Join Prof Marina Jirotka, Dr Helena Webb and Carolyn Ten Holter from Oxford University and Mr Oliver Tian from Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association / International Alliance of Robotics Association to tease out the concepts, contexts and appropriate solutions.
Domestic Service Robotics
'In essence, level the playing field with regards to hardware and compete on the side of intelligence.' - Dr Ioannis Havoutis, University of Oxford
Dr Ioannis Havoutis from the University of Oxford guides you through his research for service robots and how the quadrupeds are trained to learn how to navigate different terrain and environments.
Importance and Future of Human-Machine Collaborations
'How is the most recent of all our technology going to continue to shape and form us in the future? How will that journey continue?' - Sir Nigel Shadbolt, University of Oxford
Prof Nigel Shadbolt from the University of Oxford and Open Data Institute asks - how is our newest technology going to continue to shape and form us in the future and how will that journey continue? He argues here that it is fundamentally important to build Human-Machine Collaborations which match the different ways in which we as humans and machines make sense of the world.
Webinar from the AIBotics Virtual Exhibition, 6 August 2020
Find out why Ms Kara Owen CVO, British High Commissioner to Singapore, is delighted that Oxford University ‘a UK powerhouse in AI and Robotics’ is taking the lead in sharing and exploring collaboration opportunities with like-minded partners in Singapore.
AI AND SPACETECH
Mission to Mars
'Can anyone come up with a low-cost, robust way of getting a mission to the surface of Mars?' - Prof Scott Hubbard, Stanford University
Exploring the red planet has been a fascination for national space agencies for decades. Hear from those closest to the missions at NASA since the 1990s as they share their insights and experiences from missions. How did pioneering scientists work with government to optimise their ambitions – following instructions to go “faster, better, cheaper”? And how did this develop to encompass a ‘follow the water’ philosophy? Plus – is there a role for commercial companies to partner with public space industries? Prof Scott Hubbard, Stanford University and NASA’s Ames Research Center, Dr Eamonn Molloy University of Oxford, Sean Mahoney, Masten Space Systems and Dr Greg Autry, Thunderbird / ASU, reveal all.
International Space Cooperation: Space Agencies and Global Academics
'Space is hard, really hard, extraordinarily dangerous, extraordinarily expensive, which is why shaing that burden is so crucial to success. Space really forces us to come together as humanity.' - Mike Gold, NASA
In this round-table discussion key players in the space industry discuss opportunities for international collaboration, scientific discovery and national and commercial interests in space. How can this delicate eco-system of shared aims, ethical dilemmas, governance, funding and security be managed for the overall benefit of humanity? Join Prof Steve Roberts and Profr Marc Ventresca, University of Oxford, Mike Gold, NASA, Arfan Chaudhry, UK Space Agency, Alessandro Donati, European Space Agency, Hideyuki Watanabe, JAXA, and Dr Greg Autry, Thunderbird / ASU, to hear about the inspiration and the challenges for the next era of space exploration.
Space Habitation Systems
'In space a hundred percent of everything has to be man-made. As we go deeper into space, there is so much data, so we are going to need more automated assistance.' -Terry Virts, former NASA astronaut
In space everything has to be man-made for human survival to be possible. Listen to astronauts talking about their experiences within ‘closed loop life support’ and to engineers about where those capabilities are taking us into the future. Could it be possible to build a habitable lunar base without sending people first? What kind of automated assistance will be necessary to probe deeper into space? How could AI and robotics help make robust, autonomous systems? Tap into the assembled expertise of Prof Noa Zilberman, Prof Tam Vu and Dr Lars Kunze, University of Oxford; Giuseppe Reibaldi, International Academy of Astronautics; Barbara Belvisi, Interstellar Lab; Terry Virts, former NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space Station; Brent Sherwood, Blue Origin; and Dr Greg Autry, Thunderbird / ASU - to find solutions to these challenges.
AI and Cyber Security in Aerospace Systems
'We are in the middle of a paradigm shift, we have to start thinking about cyber security as we're designing the systems.' - Dr Danette Allen, NASA
How can we ensure that safe and reliable autonomy is key to new space aspirations, particularly in space communications? What risks does potential hacking of autonomous flight systems pose and how can AI protect against it? Listen to how cyber security is being embedded into systems to evolve with a changing trust model. How does AI spot anomalies but not create them? Tune into the knowledge of Prof Ivan Martinovic and Dr Richard Baker, University of Oxford; Danette Allen, NASA Autonomy Systems Capability Leadership Team; Dr Vincent Lenders, Armasuisse; Dr Paul Gosling, CTO of Thales UK; Sreedhar Chittamuri, Aerospace & Defence at HCL America; and Dr Greg Autry, Thunderbird / ASU.
Responsible Technology in Robotics and Space
'Responsible technology originated from the lack of attending to some of the negative consequences of innovations in the past. We are trying to ensure that research and innovation benefit society by putting reflexivity, anticipatory governance and stakeholders engagement at the core of everything we do.' - Prof Marina Jirotka, University of Oxford
What might it mean to take a responsible innovation approach to space and robotics? Join some of the leading thinkers in the field to consider the ethical dimensions of pushing back the boundaries and explore how academics and innovators are trying to ensure that research and innovation benefit society. Why is it important to reflect on the purposes of space missions? How do we justify the costs when there are so many problems on earth? How do we make space missions sustainable for the earth? How can we share the benefits? And can we produce responsible robots? Join Prof Marina Jirotka, Dr Helena Webb, Dr Lars Kunze and Dr Pericle Salvini, University of Oxford; Fatema Ali Al Hajri, Yah Sat; Andrew Rush, Redwire; Peter Marquez, AWS; Kalyan Kumar, HCL Technologies; Arfan Chaudhry, UK Space Agency; and Dr Greg Autry, Thunderbird / Arizona State University to gauge their collective moral compass.
AI AND CREATECH
AI and ML for Gardens, Libraries and Museums
'Machine Learning/AI Cloud was an answer.' - Anjanesh Babu, University of Oxford
How can technology be used to improve and speed up processes relevant to libraries, museums and gardens, such as mapping and digitising huge collections so as to enable better access? How can we use the tools of industry partners to support those processes that can be addressed by human-machine collaboration technologies? The University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums Division (GLAM) examined these questions across four areas of interest: coins, fossils, gemstones and gardens/herbaria. Join the team as they discuss the solutions offered by AI/ML: Anjanesh Babu, Haas Ezzet and Dr Claudia Wagner, University of Oxford; Dr Jerome Mairat, Ashmolean Museum; Dr Carolyn Lewis and Dr Duncan Murdock, Museum of Natural History; Denis Filer, Lead with BRAHMS database development; Hemant Lavania, Cloudmantra; and Helen Adams (Moderator).
Digital Scholarship @ Oxford
An overview of Digital Scholarship @ Oxford with Professor Howard Hotson.