Alan Winfield’s Web Log

From the Author:
I’m an engineer and academic at UWE Bristol, and I conduct research in cognitive robotics within the Bristol Robotics Lab. I’m committed to the widest possible dissemination of research and ideas in science, engineering and technology; there’s no doubt that robots provide us with a wonderful vehicle for public engagement. I’m also involved in a number of AI and robotics ethics initiatives, including the development of new Standards. I am deeply interested in mobile robots for two reasons: (1), they are complex and potentially useful machines that embody just about every design challenge and discipline there is and (2), robots allow us to address some deep questions about life, emergence, culture and intelligence in a radically new way, that is by building models. Thus, robotics is for me both engineering and experimental philosophy.