Handshake: Robotics and Intuitive Interaction – Swiss design duo x Uni Tokyo x MIT researchers

June 17, 2020, 21:30 - 22:30
Zoom (online)
swissnex Boston, S&T Office Tokyo, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan

Robots play an important role in our daily life and gain more significance during the COVID-19 pandemic. They help us to create new forms of interactions in times of physical distancing and managing public health crisis.

In light of this, a conversation on Robotics and Intuitive Interaction will be he held between Swiss design duo AATB and robotics experts from the University of Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. The participants will discuss questions that arise around designing for intuitive Human-Computer Interaction systems and how human-robot collaboration is impacting human social interaction now and in the future.

Join us on zoom at 9:30 p.m. on June 17, 2020 connecting all three locations around the world. Co-organized by the Science and Technology Office Tokyo, the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and swissnex Boston, it is the 3rd in a series of public events for the project Handshake: A Conversation on Non-Industrial Robots with AATB.


 AATB  Andrea Anner and Thibault Brevet
 Masahiko Inami, Ph.D.  Advisor to the President, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
 Kate Darling  Leading expert in Robot Ethics. Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab

Program (JST)

 09:30 pm  Welcome by swissnex Boston and the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, S&T Office Tokyo
 09:40 pm  Intro and Panel Discussion with AATB, Prof. Masahiko Inami and Dr. Kate Darling
 10:10 pm  Q&A with Audience
 10:30 pm

 Closing Remarks and End







Learn more about the robotic Handshake installation and shake hands both virtually and physically here.