Art 483 | Fundamentals of Interface Design | Winter 2007

Lectures

In this section you can find information from the various lecture segments for the course.

  1. Robotics, Mindstorms, Perception, Cognition, Action

    In this lecture, Axel talked about a model for robotics (which we see in the Mindstorms system) of perception, cognition, and action.

    You can find the presentation slides for this lecture here.

    You can view a video stream of this lecture here.

  2. Robots in Society

    In this lecture, Axel offered a review, through examples from film and writings, of how robots have been viewed in our society.

    Here are the works he talked about and showed clips from:

    You can view a video stream of this lecture here.

  3. Automata and Intelligence

    In this lecture, Axel screened slected clips from 2001: A Space Odyssey (see links above) and led a discussion about the nature and perception of robotic intelligence.

    Here are some words that came up during the discussion:

    • tools weapons territory adaptation technology power man bone domination robots apes programs purpose conflict fear organization social units individual group behaviors curiousity agression discovery celebration discrimination protection survival authority thinking mind brain childhood reversion emotionless reboot therapy murder deity infinity
  4. You can view a video stream of this lecture here.