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What if I had to put my safety in the hands of a robot? [Science and Technology Podcast]

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, Will intelligent robots bring us benefits in relation to security and safety, or will the vulnerabilities within these systems mean that they cause more problems than they solve? Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are currently found in a wide range of services and applications, and their numbers are rapidly … Continue reading

How will robotic applications in the energy grid change our lives?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Brian Kelly Today, more and more services and applications are functioning based on interconnected computers and robots interacting with the physical world. These are known as Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). A recently-published study on the ‘Ethics of Cyber-Physical Systems’ for the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel examines seven … Continue reading

Robotic applications will bring about major changes in healthcare

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, The use of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in healthcare is ever increasing, and we have to examine what impact they will have on the lives of citizens, especially those of patients, disabled and elderly citizens. CPS are technical systems where networked computers and robots interact with the physical … Continue reading

Will robots change the face of agriculture and food production?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, A study on the ‘Ethics of Cyber-Physical Systems’ has recently been published by the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel. The study examined seven key areas, where cyber-physical systems (CPS) will have a significant impact. CPS are technical systems where networked computers and robots interact with … Continue reading

Cyber-Physical Systems and their application in modern manufacturing

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Brian Kelly, CPS are technical systems where networked computers and robots interact with the physical world. Found in a wide range of services and applications, CPS are quickly becoming a part of modern manufacturing processes, making it necessary to examine the impacts they will have in this area. The … Continue reading

How will robotics applications change the transport of people and goods?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Brian Kelly, A study on the ‘Ethics of Cyber-Physical Systems’ has recently been published for the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel. The study examined seven key areas where Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) could have a significant impact. This blog post has been made using information from a technical … Continue reading

Will autonomous machines make us safer?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, A study on the ‘Ethics of Cyber Physical Systems’ has recently been published by the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel. This blog post was prepared using information from a technical briefing paper written for the study by Professor Michael Henshaw (Loughborough University, United Kingdom) and … Continue reading

How will robots change our lives? New study on the Ethics of Cyber-Physical Systems

Updated on 20 July 2016 Written by Lieve van Woensel, Christian Kurrer and Mihalis Kritikos, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are defined as technical systems of networked computers, robots and artificial intelligence that interact with the physical world. In order to support the Members of the European Parliament in their anticipation of possible future concerns regarding developments … Continue reading

Assistive technologies: enabling humans or disabling societies?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache   On 23 June 2015 the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) hosted a workshop on assistive technologies entitled ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?‘ The workshop’s Chair, MEP Ádám Kósa, who requested the Scientific Foresight project on assistive technologies, opened the discussion with a specially … Continue reading

STOA Workshop ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?’

Workshop hashtag: #STOAbility STOA website & registration Live-streaming Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the STOA Panel will host a workshop entitled ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?’ Taking place from 14:30 to 17:00 in room 4Q1 of the József Antall building, the workshop will be chaired … Continue reading

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