Keynote: Humans and Robots: Trieste Next - European Science Research Forum Trieste, Italy (23-25 September 2016).
Keynote: International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016/TRANSOR 2016: What Social Robots Can and Should Do. Aahaus, Denmark (17-21st September).
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT (2016-2017)
TEDxTalk ULB STAYING HUMAN ‘Money Can’t Buy You Love: Sex Robots & the instrumentalisation of Human Intimacy’ Brussels (May 4th 2016)
Ideacity TALK Sex with Robots (Talk and Debate) with David Levy Toronto, (15-18 June 2016)
VivaTechnology, Working with robots: to whom will it benefit? with Innorobo, Catherine Simon; SoftBank Robotics, Rodolphe Gelin, Chief Scientific Officer; Balyo, Fabien Bardinet
Southbank Centre, The Future of the Sex: Prostitution, Porn and the Rise of Sex Robots: Prostitution, pornography and strip clubs have never been more widely available or profitable, but how are these powerful industries changing sex for the next generation? Does pornography create warped expectations for a generation of young men? Should women have the power to choose to prostitute themselves or strip for money, or are these archaic and degrading acts that should be banned or made illegal? What does the rising popularity of luxury sex robots mean for human sexual relations? How are sexual mores in the Twenty First Century changing, and is the power dynamic between men and women in the bedroom shifting? Featuring Kat Banyard author of Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality,Wendy Jones author of The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Interviews and Unexpected Answers and Kathleen Richardson Leader of Campaign Against Sex Robots. (Saturday October 8, 1-2pm).