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Robots at the movies: The portrayal of robots and androids in contemporary films

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)

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Brought to you by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence in support of The UK Robotics Week 2017

Robots at the Movies

The portrayal of robots and androids in contemporary films

28 June 2017, 6.00-7.30pm, Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

Presented by Alan Seaman, film expert and stand-up comedian

 


 


 

Automata, robots and androids have been a creation and fascination for humans over centuries. From Maria (Metropolis, 1927), R2D2 and C3PO (Star Wars, 1977), WALL-E (2008), The Terminators (1984, 1991, 2003) to Transformers (2007), they have been portrayed as our friends, adversaries, alien to almost human, invaders and enslavers or as our saviours and trusted companions. These portrayals in the movies have reflected and perhaps influenced our opinion of them. Join us for an amusing evening reviewing our relationship with these technologies as reflected in their portrayal in the movie industry.


 

    


 

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Is the talk suitable for families?

Yes, this is a family friendly event. Please select tickets for adult and/or children as appropriate. 

Where is the venue?

The Cope Auditoroium is located off Epinal Way at Loughborough University. You can find directions to travel public transport and car on the How to find us webpage. A campus map can be downloaded from the website. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Cope Auditoroium is located off Epinal Way. It can be easily reached by bus, train (Kinch bus number 7 offers a direct service from Loughborough railway station and stops outside the College, a short walk away) or car.

There are parking spaces available to the front and side of the building. Alternatively park on the main campus at car park 9 and cross Epinal Way to reach Cope Auditorium. See map for details.

Disabled visitors are requested to telephone our Security Office on the number below before visiting so that suitable parking can be arranged. For more information contact the Security Office on 01509 222 141.

Do I need to bring printed tickets with me?

Yes, please bring tickets with you to the event.

I cannot attend the event in person, is there a way to watch online?

The talk will be recorded and made available online afterwards. If you are unable to attend and wish to be sent the link to the recording please email cdt-ei@lboro.ac.uk

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email cdt-ei@lboro.ac.uk with any questions and we will get back to you.

Do you have questions about Robots at the movies: The portrayal of robots and androids in contemporary films? Contact The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

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Cope Auditorium

LE11 3BT Loughborough
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)


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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence is a partnership between the Universities of Loughborough and Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh. Areas of research interest for the Centre are autonomous products, functional materials, high performance connected systems, data-to-knowledge solutions, and engineering for industry, life and health.

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