Handshake: Robotics and the Human Touch, Panel Discussion, 2020
Handshake: An Interactive Robotic Installation, was initiated by swissnex Boston and AATB, in close collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, and swissnex San Francisco. This project and its global reach were made possible by the generous support of the global swissnex network, Présence Suisse, and Pro Helvetia.
The next in our series of events that accompany the Handshake installation is a virtual panel event, Robotics and the Human Touch. Featuring our artistic duo AATB, and four industry experts from Switzerland and the US, including moderator
Steven Rader, Deputy Manager at the NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), along with:
Roland Siegwart, Founding Co-Director from the Wyss Institute Zurich, Switzerland.
Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics in California, USA.
Jamie Paik, Associate Professor at the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The topic of conversation focuses on their interpretation of the robotic installation Handshake, created by AATB, and then feed into an exchange on the future of robotics and human-robot-interaction in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.