Upcoming Talks

Friday 8 November 2013, Talk at Swindon Philosophy Society, Swindon.

Wednesday 27th November 2013, Workshop session on Academic Blogging, with Dr Tom Crick, Engage 2013, Bristol.

Wednesday 27th November 2013, Talk for Science Museum Lates, Science Museum, London.

Thursday 5 December 2013, Talk at 9th Appleton Space Conference, Oxford.

Recent talks (full listing here)

Thursday 24th September 2013, Keynote talk at EUCogIII conference Social and Ethical aspects of Cognitive Systems, Brighton.

Wednesday 26 June 2013, Keynote talk at Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems (AWASS 2013), Lucca, Italy.

Thursday 13 June 2013, Invited talk at CHIST-ERA Strategic Conference 2013, Brussels, Belgium.

Friday 7 June 2013, Panel presentation on Autonomous Robots, Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham.

Monday 20 May 2013, Invited talk at IET/AFR event Robotics: From Innovation to Service, IET Savoy Place, London.

Friday 10 May 2013, Discussion Group, St Anne's College, Oxford

Thursday 9 May 2013, Talk for Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, London.

25 March 2013, Talk at 1st UKRE Workshop on Robot Ethics, University of Sheffield.

Tuesday 12 March 2013, Inspiring Science: Lectures for A Level students, British Library, London.

Friday 22 February 2013, Seminar for the Neural Dynamics Forum, University of Bristol.

Thursday 10 January 2013, The Robots of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol Museums Winter Lectures, Tyndall Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol.

Tuesday 20 November 2012, The Ethical Roboticist, Research in the World lecture series, University of Bath.

14 November 2012, Problems with Robot Ethics, Liverpool symposium on Legal, Ethical, and Social Autonomous Systems, University of Liverpool.

Saturday 15 October 2012, How to make an Artificial Companion you can Really Trust, TEDx Bristol, M-Shed, Bristol.

Friday 12 October 2012, Swindon Philosophical Society, Friends’ Meeting House, Eastcott Hill Swindon.


Monday 8 October 2012, The Intelligent Robotics Research of the Bristol Robotics Lab, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon Old Town.


12 June 2012,
Can Robots Think? Or at least pretend to?, panel debate at Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham.

Tuesday 22 May 2012, Roboethics for Humans, Café Scientifique, Portsmouth.

Thursday 12 April 2012, The Thinking Robot, Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh.

Thursday 15 March 2012, Where is robotics going? at Being Human in the Information Age, University of Warwick.

Monday 12 March 2012, Talk at Catch the Next Wave, Royal Institution, London.

Thursday 8 March 2012, Technology update: Robotics, for the Bath & Bristol Enterprise Network, Bristol Science Park, Emerson's Green.

Wednesday 15 February 2012, talk for Bristol Centre for Linguistics.

Monday 20 February 2012, Seminar for Electronics Dept, University of York.

Friday 2 December 2011, ‘Directions in Artificial Cognition: new thoughts on thinking’, talk for FP7UK Cognitive Systems and Robotics: forthcoming EU research funding event, BIS, London.

Tuesday 15 November 2011, Jointly with Professor Lilian Edwards ‘Regulating Robots: Re-writing Asimov’s Laws for the Real World’, Lecture to launch the Centre for Internet Law and Policy, University of Strathclyde.

Tuesday 8 November 2011, ‘Swarm Robotics: a case study in the Design and Modelling of a Self-Organising system’, talk for Doctoral Workshop on Cybernetics, Architecture & Robotics, Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen.

Wednesday 2 November 2011, ‘Robot Bodies and how to Evolve them’, talk for Robots at Bathcamp meeting, Bath.

Thursday 20 October 2011, ‘Robot Bodies and how to Evolve them’, keynote for York Doctoral Symposium, University of York.

Friday 2 September 2011, ‘The Ethical Roboticist’, IET Public Lecture, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS 2011), Sheffield.

Tuesday 19 July 2011, 'The Ethical Roboticist', Inaugural lecture for FET Professorial Lecture series, UWE Bristol.

7.30pm Tuesday 5 July 2011, 'Artificial Culture in Robot Societies', talk for Philosophy Group of the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath.

Sunday 22 May 2011, Can Robots Teach us anything about Culture?, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Arnolfini, Bristol.

Thursday 12 May 2011, 'Dances with Robots', Ignite 20x20 talk, Spike Island, Bristol.

4-5 May 2011, 20x20 talk and Poster on the Artificial Culture Project, EU Future Emerging Technologies conference, Budapest.

6-8 April 2011, talk on Robot Ethics at European Robotics Forum, Vasteraas, Sweden

Saturday 19 March 2011, Northern Arts and Sciences Network conference 2011: Dialogues, Leeds Met Uni, Leeds

Monday 14th March, IET joint presentation and public debate: Pervasive Robots: where are they?, UWE Bristol.

Wed 9th March, Talk for Retired Professional Engineers' Club, Bristol

Wed 2nd March, Seminar for Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Dept, University of Sheffield.

Tuesday 22nd Feb, Let's get Physical: Robot Bodies and how to Evolve them, Royal Institution, London.

Tuesday 14th December 2010, Functional and Reliability Modelling of Swarm Robotic Systems, research seminar at Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Monday 13th December 2010, Can Biology learn anything from Robotics?, Goldstein lecture series talk at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Monday 15th November 2010, talk for Complex Systems Dynamics (CoSyDy) meeting, University of Warwick, Coventry

Saturday 13th November 2010, keynote talk for the Association for Science Education meeting for Science Teachers, At-Bristol, Bristol

Wednesday 3rd November 2010, conference paper at Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) 2010, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Monday 18 October 2010, jointly with Dr Alon Wolf, lecture for the British Technion Society, Royal College of Physicians, London