Join Future Female and Futurice to hear about the current state of robotics. At this event, Futurice’s Minja Axelsson will talk about the problems that could in the future be solved by social robots, as well as how to design social robots in a user-centric way. Minja’s talk will also touch upon the ethical considerations of robots.

Cristina Andersson will discuss the social transformations being brought on by robotics, and the shift from talking about artificial intelligence to cognitive robotics. With technology advancing, how will humans change?

Program for the evening:

17:15-17:45 Registration and refreshments
17:45-18:00 Welcoming words by Future Female & Futurice
18:00-18:30 Minja Axelsson, Futurice: “User-centered and ethical design of social robots”
18:30-19:00 Cristina Andersson: “Robots and humans – towards a social transformation in 2030.”
19:00-19:15 Questions & closing words
19:15-20:00 Networking, snacks & drinks
20:00 End of meetup

Where: Annankatu 34 B, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Be fast: There are only 50 seats available for this event and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Tickets are free of charge. If you register but your plans change, please cancel your ticket in advance so we can offer your seat to people on the waiting list.

Please note that we will charge €20 as a no-show-fee if you don’t cancel your ticket 24 hours before the event.

Warmly welcome!

Future Female team

About our speakers:

Minja Axelsson
Minja Axelsson is a designer of emerging technologies, who recently conpleted her master’s studies in technology on designing a robot to teach sign language to autistic children. She has focused on how social robots should be designed to carry a real purpose for the user, while considering ethics.

Cristina Andersson
Cristina Andersson is a robotmaster, a title awarded by ABB to honor her long time work to spread knowledge about robotics and artificial intelligence. She is also an entrepreneur and a consultant.

About Futurice:
Futurice is a fast-growing international company that designs and creates innovative digital services for companies across a wide variety of industries ranging from energy and construction to media and automotive. Since 2000, Futurice has helped clients to develop their own business practices and culture to meet the challenges of digital transformation. Futurice employs 500 people and has offices in Berlin, Helsinki, London, Munich, Stockholm, Oslo and Tampere.