Robotics and AI systems are starting to revolutionize many applications, from transportation to health care, assisted by technological advancements, such as cloud computing and novel hardware design.
However, several of the characteristics that make these systems ideal for certain future applications such as autonomy, self-learning, knowledge sharing, can also raise concerns in the evolution of the technology from academic institutions into the public sphere. Blockchain is starting to show great potential to make robotics and AI operations more secure, autonomous, flexible, and even profitable. Therefore, bridging the gap between purely scientific domains and real-world applications.
This symposium seeks to move beyond the classical view of distributed systems to advance our understanding of the possibilities and limitations of combining state-of-the-art robotics and AI systems with blockchain technology.