2017-06-10 00:00:00 2017-06-11 00:00:00 America/Toronto FutureWorld FutureWorld will feature presentations and demos on the future of robotics and AI from creators, researchers, industrialists, and visionaries, with a focus on human-robot interaction, real-world impacts, challenges, and opportunities. Toronto FITC Toronto



12:00 To 12:30
Note that registration will be open for the entire event.
12:30 To 12:50
Building Prosthesis – The Exo-Bionic Off Road Racing Mech
Prosthesis is a new breed of large-scale, human-piloted, electric powered racing mech. Starting life as an art project exploring how to firmly place humans in control of our new robotic systems, it has matured into ‘The Ultimate Union of Pilot and Machine’ – human controlled, no autonomy, no gyro-stabilization. It is a sports machine and requires an athlete to operate. Learn… Read more…
Jonathan Tippett

Founder, President and CTO, Furrion Exo-Bioincs

1:00 To 1:20
Next Generation Soft Wearable Robots to Assist Human Walking
At the Wyss Institute, they’re developing the next generation of soft wearable robots to assist human walking. These soft clothing-like “exosuits” integrate lightweight functional textiles to interface to the human body in a conformal and compliant way, wearable sensors to monitor human movements, efficient cable-driven actuation systems and real-time algorithms to provide assistive forces in parallel with the biological muscles and… Read more…
Ignacio Galiana

Program Lead, Wyss Institute at Harvard University

1:30 To 1:50
Designing Sociable Robots with Emotional Intelligence
It ain’t sci-fi anymore! In Japan, humanoid robots welcome customers into stores, tell jokes, and help the elderly exercise their bodies and minds. In this talk, Angelica will explain the ways real robots are interacting with people today, to help make technology natural and accessible. How do psychology, video games, and animated films inform us to build human-like interactions with robots?… Read more…
Angelica Lim

Robotics Software Engineering Lead, SoftBank Robotics

2:00 To 2:20
Rob Spence is a filmmaker living with a prosthetic camera eye. As a pioneering Eyeborg, he has a unique perspective on the present of future of cybernetic visual enhancements. He will give us a tour of his experience, and a look at the state of the art. Right now, they are primarily for restoring vision but where might they go… Read more…
Rob Spence

Eyeborg and Filmmaker, Eyeborg Project

2:50 To 3:50
Check out the exhiitors!
3:50 To 4:10
Hossein Rahnama Presentation
Coming soon!
4:20 To 4:40
Envisioning the Role(s) of Humans in a World of Human-Like Machines
Much has been written about the fears of the changes that rapidly advancing AI & Robotics technologies will drive in labor markets. Very little is said about the new types of work that will be created. George would like to share how they think about this topic at Kindred, why he’s personally excited, and what types of jobs may come about. Objective Share… Read more…
George Babu

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Kindred

4:50 To 5:30
Living And Working With Smart Machines – Panel
Rapid advancements in AI and robotics promise to transform our relationship with technology. Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are conditioning us to treat machines more naturally and socially. RoboAdvisors, medical imaging algorithms and surgical robots are fundamentally changing how we work in areas where automation previously couldn’t reach. Our panel discusses how these technical and design developments impact how we live… Read more…