Dr. Elizabeth Croft, a UBC professor and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC and Yukon region), is featured in the recent National Post article
“The key to better — and safer — robots is teaching them about human interaction, researchers say”.
“In a meeting room at the University of British Columbia, a crowd of more than one hundred volunteers is eagerly lined up to experience something that, to later generations, will seem remarkably quaint. They came for the chance to be handed something by a robot.”
“If the person doesn’t understand what the robot is up to and the robot is not aware of the person, then you cannot have safety,” UBC robotics researcher Elizabeth Croft says.”