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Robots for Positive Change
The Mercantile Library
Cincinnati, OH
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Wednesday Oct 04, 2017 6:00 PM - Wednesday Oct 04, 2017 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Robots for Positive Change
Austin Lee
assistant professor of communication, Department of Communication

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Mercantile Library

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30pm. Cash and check payments will be accepted.

Lecture Description

Society seems to accept that robots will, soon enough, permeate daily life  at least as physical helpmates, vacuuming the floor or prepping a meal. But robots also are gaining the ability to influence our attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. Soon enough, a next gen C-3P0 may be able to sell us a car or a cruise. As robots are taught the rules of social interaction, their persuasive powers will grow. Might robots then be used for positive change, perhaps persuading people to quit smoking, eat healthy or be more conscious of energy conservation?


The Mercantile Library (View)
414 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!