Can robots help us to solve the most urgent problems of our society? How can we use new technologies to address the challenges facing humanity?

Julie Angus and Daniel Leidner deal with these questions in an online lecture with panel discussion. It will take place live on November 19 at 18:00.

Julie Angus is CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a company that develops autonomous energy harvesting boats equipped with sensors and cameras for offshore research. The goal is to collect information from the oceans that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect our oceans and climate. Julie Angus is an Olympic athlete and a well-known author who has rowed across the Atlantic, published several bestselling books and was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Daniel Leidner works as a scientist on the service robots of tomorrow. For the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, he researches on service robotics for support in care environments, and the use of assistance robots for immunological studies and sustainable plant cultivation. Daniel’s vision is that robots should not only be tools, but intelligent colleagues and helpers for space and society. Daniel Leidner will talk about robots that can learn from their mistakes.

The discussion will be moderated by Sheila Beladinejad, CEO of OTechCanada, Ambassador for Germany of the worldwide association Women in AI. The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics has a great interest in promoting women in research and science. For example, a major networking event was held in 2019 with the association Women in Tech DACH.

Due to limited capacities we ask for an early registration. Registrations are handled by Eventbrite. Tickets are available here free of charge.