5 speakers 15 minutes each

James Young

Can Robots Love Us?

James Young is a broadcaster and television presenter. In 2012, a tragic accident led to him losing his left arm and half of his left leg. James saw an advert by the Konami gaming company looking for someone to be the recipient of a high-tech, bespoke prosthetic limb, he applied and was the winner from applicants from across the world. Over many months he worked closely with the team to design his bionic arm. In Can Robots Love Us? shown on BBC 3 in September James investigates how robots are being developed to engage with us on an emotional level and explores the limits of the human-robot connection.