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Dr Ewan Smith has recently been in involved in making a film for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

last modified Nov 01, 2016 08:45 AM

Dr Ewan Smith has recently been in involved in making a film for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas that was supported by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Support Fund.

 

Pain is a feeling that most would describe as being unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. Why then do humans and other animals have pain, and how is it useful? Further, as robots play an ever more increasing role in society do we need to consider pain in robot design, both these physical and emotional components? Pain in The Machine is a short documentary that provides insight into these questions by drawing on expert opinions from leading researchers in these fields.

 

Researchers: Beth Singler and Ewan St John Smith
Filmmakers: Colin Ramsay and James Uren of Little Dragon Films

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