Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey is Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist) at SoftBank Robotics Europe, Paris, France, also serving as the scientific coordinator of collaborative projects. Earlier for 6 years he worked as researcher in Robotics and AI at LAAS-CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), France. His Ph.D. thesis (Towards Socially Intelligent Robots in Human Centered Environment), is among the best three theses in Robotics in Europe for prestigious euRobotics Georges Giralt Award. He is the principal investigator in various European Union (EU) projects. He is also the founding coordinator of Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA) Topic Group (TG) of euRobotics and the recipient of Non Residential Bihari Honour Award, 2014 for Science, Technology and Education, one of the highest level civilian honors, awarded by the state of Bihar, India. Amit Kumar Pandey will speak about How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare on January 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht.

What drives you?

Society and Societal needs. Robotics and AI.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

The convergence of Social Robotics, AI, IoT and Cloud Intelligence

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Creating a happier, smarter and healthier ecosystem of living and enjoying life.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Lack of public awareness and lack of enough multi-disciplinary effort.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?

Potential applications of social robots in healthcare and some pointers where together we can contribute for bigger impact.

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