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Global Science Café – ROBOT 100 (Tsjechisch Centrum)
8 June 2021 @ 18:00 - 20:00Free
Czech journalist and author Karel Čapek wrote his play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) a hundred years ago. The play not only introduced the word robot for the first time, but it also asked questions that are still being addressed by scientists all around the world even today.
Last year, the publishing house of the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague published the book Robot 100, which includes not only the original play’s script but also essays by a hundred authors representing an array of professions – above all scientists – both Czech and international.
The Czech Centres’ Global Science Café initiative will feature the book’s editor Jitka Čejková and three of the authors who contributed to the book. Together they will explore Čapek’s work and robots from various angles. The panellists are the theatrologist Jana Horáková, the AI expert Tomáš Mikolov, and the chemical engineer specialising in chemical robots František Štěpánek.
The Czech Centre Rotterdam is glad to invite you to this online event that will be streamed via Facebook on June 8 @18:00 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU Prague, and presented by Michael Londesborough. Visit the Centre’s website to know more about the professional career of the Science Café’s guests.