Immersive technologies and high-speed telecommunication standards are enabling new ways to work remotely.
In this episode, we talk about how ostriches are inspiring a new generation of bipedal robots and the innovation enabling remote endovascular surgery.
While the concept of a hugging robot may sound bizarre, the researchers behind the project — now in its third generation — believe that such a device could have a major impact on everything from social telepresence to elder care.
In the not-too-distant future, autonomous, networked vehicles will be able to handle most tasks independently. However, they are not yet capable of dealing with all traffic situations. If they encounter a problem that they do not know how to solve, safety comes first.
The system could provide teleoperated endovascular treatment to patients during the critical time window after a stroke begins.
Learning a new skill by observing another individual, the ability to imitate, is a key part of intelligence in human and animals. Can we enable a robot to do the same, learning to manipulate a new object by simply watching a human manipulating an object.
As icons and rituals adapt to newer technologies, the rise of robotics and AI can change the way we practice and experience spirituality.