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Another “Robots into Humans” Archive piece. . . EDITOR
From National Geographic Brian by Handwerk Published July 18, 2013
Would a robot serving you coffee in bed make waking up easier on weekday mornings? Could a household robot help an elderly relative who is living alone? How would you like to climb into a robotic car and eat breakfast with the kids while you’re all driven to school and work?
These scenarios may sound like science fiction, but experts say they’re a lot closer to becoming reality than you probably think.
Brown University roboticist Chad Jenkins expects a near-term robot revolution that will echo the computing revolution of recent decades. And he says it will be driven by enabling robots to learn more like humans do—by watching others demonstrate behaviors and by asking questions. . . . Read Complete Report