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Welcome to the CHI 2010 Thursday Program

Here are the press only sessions and recommended general sessions for today. Please let us know if we can help arrange interviews with any presenters for you. Press room hours and location are at the bottom of this message.

Enjoy your final day at CHI 2010!

P.S. To find out what some of your colleagues have reported about CHI 2010, consult the Media Clips.

Below you will find several presentations of interest. These sessions address healthcare, “green” living and resource management, social computing, surface computing, tactile interfaces, privacy and technology in developing countries. These presentations were previously mentioned in the CHI 2010 Conference Preview.

We also recommend that you visit the Media Showcase presentations. Media Showcase is a high-visibility interactive program featuring hands-on demonstrations, music and dance performances, and videos. There is a special Media Showcase Video Night tonight as well. View all Media Showcase events for Tuesday.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Family Window: the Design and Evaluation of a Domestic Media Space

Use of Computing Technology in CHINA

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All Media Showcase Interactivity Demonstrations Open
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Commons (Grand Hall)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Whole House Sensing System

Media Showcase Performances
Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta,Commons (Grand Hall)

Shadows No. 4: Belly Dance and Interactive Electroacoustic Musical Performance
Aurie Y. Hsu, Steven T. Kemper, University of Virginia, USA

Ben Neill, Ramapo College, USA
Bill Jones, First Pulse Projects, USA

Radio Healer
Christopher Martinez, Lisa Tolentino, Randy Kemp, Arizona State
University, urbanSTEW, USA

“Sxratch” for Metasaxophone
Matthew Burtner, CEMI, University of Virginia, USA

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Use of Computing Technology in AFRICA

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing Plenary Address
Dr. Noel Sharkey, BA PhD FIET FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA, will close the conference with a talk entitled Doing what’s Right with Robots: an Ethical Appraisal of Robot Application.

Professional and service robots already vastly outnumber industrial robots. “[They] are good at dull, dangerous, and dirty work, such as cleaning sewers and windows and performing domestic duties. They harvest fruit, pump gasoline, assist doctors and surgeons, dispose of bombs, police us, entertain us, have sex with us and even kill us,” Dr. Sharkey remarks, but he wonders, “Would you let robots care for your children, mind your aging parents, perform surgery on you, protect your home and fight your wars?” His talk will briefly overview today’s service robots and their benefits and then focus on the near-future ethical dangers that they pose. Dr. Sharkey is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield (Department of Computer Science) and EPSRC Senior Media Fellow.

Press Room

The CHI 2010 Press Room is located at the Hyatt Regency, Inman Room (lower level 3). The Press Room has a printer, water station, pens and student volunteers who can assist you with navigating the conference and contacting presenters for interviews, if needed.

Press Room Hours Today:
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Interview Opportunity

Our conference chair, Elizabeth Mynatt and our closing plenary speaker, Robotics Expert Noel Sharkey are available for interviews. Just let us know if you would like to schedule some time with them.

Also, please contact me or the Press Room Student Volunteer for assistance with scheduling interviews with any other CHI 2010 presenters.