At Cafe Neu Romance you could receive new knowledge on robots

Lectures and presentations on different parts on the big landscape called robots and robotics was integrated from the first edition of Cafe Neu Romance.

The lectures at Cafe Neu Romance was primary provided by the participants of the exhibition, or by scholars from the universities. The topic of the lecture or presentation was normally connected to their work area.

Here is a list of selected lectures and presentations that has been given at Cafe Neu Romance. In the media archive you can find all of our recordings.

Robots in Prague Talks:
Jana Horáková (CZE): Associate Professor, Masaryk University
Jiri Barta (CZE): Animator
Jozef Kelemen (SVK): Professor, Silesian University
Petr Skala (CZE): Clockmaker and Restorer of the Prague Astronomical Clock

Robotics Research Talks:
David Johan Christensen (DNK): Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark
Jean-Baptiste Mouret (FRA): Robotics researcher, Inria - Nancy Grand Est
Joel Lehman (USA): Assistant Professor, IT University of Copenhagen
Kasper Støy (DNK): Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen
Manfred Hild (GER): Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen
Sebastian Risi (GER): Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen
Stéphane Bonardi (FRA): PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Sven Stumm (GER): Robotic Researcher, Aachen University
Vojtech Vonasek (CZE): PhD, Czech Technical University

Robot Educational & HRI Talks:
Cathrine Hasse (DNK): Professor, Aarhus University
Dorte Marie Søndergaard (DNK): Professor, Aarhus University
Fabrice Noreils (FRA): PhD in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Jamie Wallace (GBR): Associate Professor, Aarhus University
Kathleen Richardson (GBR): Senior Research Fellow, De Montfort University
Maria Vircikova (SVK): PhD, TU Kosice

Robot Theatre, Music, Dance & Performance Talks:
Cody Poulton (CAN): Professor of Japanese literature and theatre, University of Victoria
Edward Scheer (AUS): Director of Research, University of New South Wales
Elizabeth Jochum (USA): Assistant Professor, Aalborg University
Michael Valeur (DNK): Poet and Author
Rena Milgrom (CZE): Dancer and Choreographer
Suguru Goto (JPN): Multimedia Artist
Zaven Paré (FRA): Robot Drama Researcher & Mechanical Artist

Robot Art, Design & Architecture Talks:
Anouk Wipprecht (NDL): Fashion Tech Designer
Dmitry Morozov (RUS): New Media Artist
France Cadet (FRA): Robot & New Media Artist
Friedrich Kirschner (GER): Director and Software Designer
Hideaki Ogawa (JPN): New Media Artist and Curator
Louis Armand (AUS): Writer and Artist
Phil Ayres (DNK/GBR): Architect and Researcher


Japanese Artist, Researcher and Currator Hideaki Ogawa of Ars Electronica Future Lab in Linz, Austria, talks about Robotinity, an exhibition he has currated at Ars Electronica Center at Cafe Neu Romance 2012.

Robot DIY/Maker Talks:
Magnus Wurzer (AUT): Co-Founder of Roboexotica 
Martin Dlouhý (CZE): Founder of Robotour

Aswin Bouwmeester (NDL): LEGO MINDSTORMS Master Builder
Lars Kjellberg (DNK): Vice Ambassador of the Danish Embassy in Czech Republic
Lee Magpili (USA): LEGO Education
Marc Andre Bazergui (CAN): LEGO MINDSTORMS Master Builder
Mark Drobnych (UKR): LEGO MINDSTORMS Master Builder
Matthias Paul Scholz (GER): LEGO MINDSTORMS Master Builder
Steven Canvin (DNK): LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Manager

[image source: Vive Les Robots!]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]

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The Danish "robot" marketing and event firm Vive Les Robots! was the main organizer of Cafe Neu Romance.


The Gallery of the National Technical Library in Prague, Galerie NTK, was the co-organizer of Cafe Neu Romance.


The Institute of Intermedia (IIM) at the Czech Technical University, was a special partner of Cafe Neu Romance.