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What Should We Make of Humanoid Robots?

Are robots that are indistinguishable from humans inevitable? Deborah G. Johnson, Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Emeritus in UVA’s Science, Technology and Society program, looks at the trajectory of technological development and our reactions to it. Johnson recently retired from the Department of Engineering and Society at the School of Engineering and […]

Some Thoughts and Remembrances on Faculty Entrepreneurship

Looking back on his career at the University of Virginia, George Gilles reflects on his impactful work with students and colleagues. Gillies is a research professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. We welcome your comments below!   During my 35 years on the […]

Innovation at UVA: Some Thoughts on Ideas

Launching a concept toward the creation, development, and introduction of a useful product or method does “take a village,” according to George T. Gillies, who explains how this process looks at the University of Virginia. Mr. Gillies is a research professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.   […]