Aisoy is highly committed to children's education, particularly to children with special needs
Aisoy creates emotional robots for changing the way children play and learn. And makes them affordable for everyone. Since the first day, we participate and collaborate with people and initiatives aligned with us.
New Friends 2016, an international conference on social robots in therapy and education, is a good example of our compromise. In its two editions Aisoy has been the only one social robotics manufacturer supporting it.
This year it is located in Barcelona, November 2-4. The event features relevant keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations, product and business demonstrations, practice oriented workshops, covering:
- Field studies of social robots in therapy and education with empirical research.
- Intervention guidelines and practitioners’ perspective of end users’ needs.
- Novel developments in social robotics technology.
- Therapy and educational theoretical studies.
- Ethical, social, legal, and philosophical issues.
Here you have the Keynote Speakers of this edition
- Illah R. Nourbakhsh, Professor of Robotics The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University, USARobotics and Technology Fluency.
- Carme Torras, Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). Head of the Perception and Manipulation group at the Robotics Institute in Barcelona. Keynote: Robotic assistants: research challenges, ethics, and the role of fiction.
- Elizabeth Anne Broadbent, Associate Professor in Psychological Medicine. Aschool of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Auckland University, New Zealand. Keynote: The benefits of companion robots for patients with chronic illness.
- Daniel J. Hannon, Professor of the Practice in Human Factors, Department of Mechanical Engineering TUFTs University, Boston, USA. Keynote: The Ties that Bind: Social Skills and the Theory of Mind.
- Fumihide Tanaka, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Of course, you can discover many more things there, including some amazing new features of Airos 6.