Robots and Avatars Champions

Partners List | Project Champions | Robots and Avatars brings together a rich and diverse group of people to explore questions around new representational forms of identity in the next 10 to 15 years. We are proud to be supported by our project champions; experts in their field, their contributions invigorate the fascinating discussions around Robots and Avatars.


Professor Noel Sharkey

IMG_3002 “The Robots and Avatars project has been one of the first to bring robotics and avatar professionals together and provide a creative atmosphere with artists and designers. This is such a wonderfully interdisciplinary grouping that I feel compelled and proud to support it.”

Noel Sharkey BA PhD FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is a Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield (Department of Computer Science) and EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2009).

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Pear Urushima, Marketing Guru, Apple. Inc

pear urushima abstract photo “I love the way Robots and Avatars is bringing together a beautiful diversity of people, exploring new paradigms, with unexpected and inspiring results. Exciting! Brave! Fun!”

Pear Urushima is a marketing guru working for Apple, Inc. in California. Currently, she specialises in marketing Apple’s mobile products for businesses.


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