The computer scientist and robotics expert is well known for his appearances on TV shows like „Robot Wars“ or „Techno Games“. Sharkey focuses a lot on the military use of robots and chairs the International Committee for Robot Arms Control. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Connection Science, and an editor for Artificial Intelligence Review and Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He is currently a professor at the University of Sheffield.
Noel Sharkey likes to build and study robots. Occasionally, he also likes to see them compete and get smashed. He sat down with Max Tholl to discuss the human fascination for robots, the dangers of autonomous war machines, and sex doll brothels.