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Robots may say NO to war

July 31, 2018

Robots become every day more ‘intelligent’. What if robots were intelligent enough to say NO to war? This would be a happier future.

This short film is a light-hearted comedy that aims to launch an interesting discussion and motivate reflexion on the killer-robots topic. The fictional scenario describes a future where robots contract out and refuse to be employed in human warfare. This optimistic point of view can be inspirational to engineers and roboticists developing a robotic future.

The film features robots as actors on the stage and is the result of a student project between Sheffield Robotics of the University of Sheffield and the Institute of Arts of Sheffield Hallam University. The film has been partially funded by the OnCampUS Placement framework.

Andreagiovanni Reina
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Andreagiovanni Reina is Research Associate in Collective Robotics at the University of Sheffield, UK.


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