Bonding with Bots: the Art + Science of Human-Robot Interaction – a North Texas LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous)


Join us on October 6th, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for an exciting evening with experts from the arts, sciences and industry to explore the art + science of human – robot interaction! The event takes place at the Willis Library, Room 140 (The Forum), on the campus of the University of North Texas.
Mix and Mingle with attendees and presenters while enjoying light refreshments at the LASER ROUNDTABLES starting at 5:30 PM. LASER SPEAKER presentations start at 6:00 PM and are followed by a lively conversation with the audience! Free and open to the public!


Julienne Greer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Social Robotics and Performance at the University of Texas at Arlington and a multi-disciplinary scholar artist who produces, directs, performs and writes in the theatre, robotics, cinema, humanities, and game studies disciplines. In 2014, Greer presented her paper, “Building emotional authenticity between humans and robots” at the International Conference for Social Robotics in Sydney, Australia.

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Ray Baughman is a Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and current director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2008, Baughman was ranked one of the top 100 high-impact materials scientist by Thomson Reuters and continues to grow with 76 U.S. patents and over 400 publications.
Justin Holder is the Director of Content at RoboKind, a company designing advanced social robots with life-like facial expressions and social interactions to supplement autism therapy, special education and STEM instruction. Holder was previously the production manager at Robokind, and he is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Dallas school of Arts, Technology, Engineering and Communication.

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The North Texas LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) is hosted at UNT by xREZ Art + Science Lab.  LASER is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together with the public for informal presentations and lively conversations!  LASER @ UNT events have powerful themes addressing issues of importance on both local and global scales and include presenters from the sciences, technology, industry, and the arts.

The event is free, just be sure to register so we can plan catering.

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