Debates on the Future of Robotics Research
"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it."
As an interdisciplinary field that has the potential to change and be changed by numerous diverse stakeholders, the future and potential impact of robotics research are frequent subjects of debate. We believe making these debates more formal and public can be beneficial to the general community.
Following on from previous workshops at ICRA 2019, 2020, and 2021, the fourth iteration of the debates has been proposed for ICRA 2022.
...and more to come!
Total Length: 80 minutes
Introductions & initial audience poll (5 min)
Opening arguments (20 min = 4 debaters x 5 min each)
Moderated discussion between debaters + audience Q&A (20 min)
Closing remarks (10 min = 4 debaters x 2.5 min each)
Final audience poll + polling results (5 min)
Moderated panel debrief + audience Q&A (20 min)