Children’s Stories from an Open House

In the summer of 2017, we have hosted several groups of pre-,  primary, middle and high school students along with a handful of curious adults at Kovan Research Laboratory in participation of the European Robotics Week (ERW) Open-House events. During the events we have made robot demonstrations and presentations about our work in addition to answering the visitors’ questions on robotics, and I believe we’ve set a lot of minds at ease about the AI taking over humanity. Other than the demos, the real highlight of the event was of course the children with their excitement and never-ending questions bringing even more joy and motivation to our already highly motivated lab.

I have always been fascinated by the children with the way they think without any biases or ideological constraints, and see them as the most beautiful and pure projection of the humans’ cognitive capabilities. I think it is kind of sad that…

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