Robotics and AI Symposium 2021

Our inaugural Robotics and AI Symposium was held on October 12, 2021 and featured some lively debates and discussions on a variety of research topics around robotics and artificial intelligence!

We were very excited to have the amazing Amber Mac be our MC and debate moderator for the day! She brought a wealth of experience in broadcasting and moderating debates and has been developing lots of incredible content on the topics of robotics and AI. Check out her conversation with Dr. Josh Marshall, Ingenuity Labs Director, on robotics in mining! Her podcast series “The AI Effect” is worth listening to as well!


Introduction and Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Amy Loutfi, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Artificial Intelligence, Professor in Information Technology, Örebro University, Sweden.

Robotics Debate

Rise of the Robot-Sitters: Will there come a time where we leave Grandma or the kids in the care of a robot?

Our debate panel included Dr. Tara Javidi (University of California, San Diego), Dr. Gregory Dudek (McGill University), Dr. Amy Wu (Queen’s University), and Dr. Sidney Givigi (Queen’s University).

Artificial Intelligence Debate

Why did you do that? Will AI systems ultimately explain their decisions to us?

Our debate panel included Dr. Frank Rudzicz (University of Toronto), Dr. Amber Simpson (Queen’s University), Dr. Pasquale Minervini (University College London), and Dr. Tracey Jenkin (Queen’s University).