Patrick Crehan

Welcome to the ‘Ethical’ Machine

Patrick Crehan is a specialist in the management of research and innovation. His work often requires the development of scenarios to visualize results that current and future efforts in research and innovation may achieve. He is currently working in the domain of assistive technologies based on advanced prosthetic devices, brain machine interfaces and humanoid robotics. Progress in this area over the last ten years has been extraordinary, and there is much more to come.

The focus of his talk will be on the social robot and the role it will assume in our lives over the next ten years. He will explain the opportunities it will create and the challenges it will pose, both for those who build them and for those who buy them. He will show why we are about to enter the age of the ethical machine.