Keynote Speaker Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick

The World's First Cyborg; Deputy Vice Chancellor at Coventry University and Renowned Scientist

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $30,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    United Kingdom (UK)

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About Keynote Speaker Kevin Warwick…

Kevin Warwick is Emeritus Professor at Reading and Coventry Universities. Prior to that he was Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University, England. His main research areas are artificial intelligence, biomedical systems, robotics and cyborgs. Due to his research as a self-experimenter he is frequently referred to as the world’s first Cyborg. Kevin was born in Coventry, UK and left school to join British Telecom.  He took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD and research post at Imperial College London. He held positions at Oxford, Newcastle, Warwick and Reading Universities before joining Coventry.

Kevin is a Chartered Engineer who has published over 600 research papers. His experiments into implant technology led to him being featured as the cover story on the US magazine, ‘Wired’. He achieved the world’s first direct electronic communication between two human nervous systems, the basis for thought communication. Another project extended human sensory input to include ultrasonics. He also linked his nervous system with the internet in order to control a robot hand directly from his neural signals, across the Atlantic Ocean.

He has been awarded higher doctorates (DSc) by Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague. He has also been awarded 9 Honorary Doctorates. He received The IEE Senior Achievement Medal, the IET Mountbatten Medal and the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine.  In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and in 2017 he presented the Paul B. Baltes Lecture at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

 

 

 

Testimonials 1

  • Kevin’s presentation was great!  It was an early morning, and he definitely captured everyone’s attention with the fascinating work he is doing.  The group grabbed Kevin and a fellow speaker for interviews following the afternoon session, and they said they loved him!

    Tata Consultancy Systems

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