Robotic festival Café Neu Romance

  • 25. 10. 2016
  • 25/10/2016 - 26/10/2016
  • 09:30
  • IIM, Technická 2

The Fifth edition of it, is planned to take place in IIM 25-26 October 2016.

Tuesday October 25: 

Robots and the Society of the Future (9:30-11:30)

How far are we with the current development of robots and AI? – And what kind of things can we expect in the future in these areas? What does it mean to be human in a society where we are surrounded with more and more advanvanced technologies? These are some of the topics you can archieve more knowledge about in the section: “Robots and the Society of the Future”, where you can meet Vaclav Janoscik, assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Department of Photography at FAMU in Prague, Danish independent AI-researcher Philip Hilm and Manfred Hild, who is a Professor of Digital Systems at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany.

Robots, Art and Sounds(13:00-15:00)

What kind of music is easy to make robotics? How far is AI with composing songs? What does robotics and artificial intelligence add to music and art, that humans are not able to do? In this panel you’ll meet Suguru Goto, a media artist, an inventor and a performer who is considered as one of the most innovative persons of a new generation of Japanese artists, Milan Gustar, who beside of his collaborations with David Cerny, Kristof Kintera and Federico Diaz, also is considered as one of the finest Czech artist into electronic avantgarde sounds, and the Czech Professor and Indie-musician Blanka Maderova, who took her Post-Doc at Harvard University.

Robots, Dramaturgy and Interaction(15:15-17:30)

Is it more difficult to make a good drama on stage with robots than with humans? How can you create a play with robots that can appeal and attrack humans emotions for them? What kind of challenges is special for human robot interaction compared with human human interaction? Meet Danish Author, Poet and Interactiondesigner Michael Valeur, the German director and software developer Friedrich Kirshner, and French Fabrice Noreils, who has got a PhD in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Robotics, Architecture and Movement (17:45-19:45)

How can you analyse the movement of a robot? How can people collaborate with robots and learn from each other? How can you create organic robotic plant systems? And what kind of architecture can we epect in the future by the use of robotics? In the last panel on the 25th October you can meet the Czech dancer, choreograph and Rudolf Laban expert Rena Milgrom, the robotics researcher Sven Stumm, who is is currently leading the robotic programming research team at the chair for Individualized Production in architecture at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and Phil Ayres architect, researcher and educator at CITA (Centre for Information Technology and Architecture), Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Wednesday October 26:

Robot Theatre and Performance (9:30-11:30)

What is unique and special about theatrical and performative approaches to robotics? Can robots have a soul, or a virtual alter ego, and if yes, how will they perform on stage?  How can you give life to a robot? How can puppetry influence on robotic art and robot performances? Three leading researchers from Australia, Canada and USA, who all are in the field of robotics and theatre will invite you to a discussion on Robot, Theatre and Performance in the last panel of Cafe Neu Romance 2016. Meet Director of Research in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia, Edward Scheer, Professor of Japanese literature and theatre Cody Poulton, and Elizabeth Jochum, who is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Robot Theatre and Performance Workshop (13:00-16:00)

Join the workshop on robot theatre and performance in the afternoon. Here you will be working together with some of the many great participants of this year’s Cafe Neu Romance, which officially will End at 4 pm.


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