Around the world, robotic technologies are becoming increasingly present in urban public spaces — making deliveries, cleaning, providing security and wayfinding assistance. How do these robots impact the way our spaces feel, and how should governments oversee them?
As part of Prototype City, you are invited to meet Pepper: a human look-alike service robot. Equipped with video and sound sensors, Pepper can hear, see, identify people and objects, move around and speak. It can also perform simple tasks like pointing, providing directions, and lifting light objects.
Researchers from Monash University’s Robots in Public Space project will be on hand to show what Pepper can do and discuss the roles that humanoid robots could have in our future city spaces. You’ll have the chance to join the conversation, sharing your thoughts on robots in the city and how they might impact our community and governance.