‘Robot kindergarten’ trains droids of the future

Photo source: ubcpublicaffairs/YouTube Less than 100 years from now, robots will be friendly, useful participants in our homes and workplaces, predicts UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert Elizabeth Croft. We will be living in a world of Wall-Es and Rosies, walking-and-talking avatars, smart driverless cars and automated medical assistants. But much work remains before robots will truly be integrated into our daily lives. In this short Q&A, Croft lays out the rules for engagement between humans and robots and explains why it’s crucial to get this aspect right. What role will robots play in our lives in the future? Elizabeth Croft, UBC mechanical engineering professor and robotics expert. Photo: UBC They will be everywhere, helping us at home and at work. They could make you breakfast in the…


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