Robots that Feel Our Pain

After 50 years of development, robotics and artificial intelligence research have brought us computers that play chess and assist in scientific research, as well as robots that build cars, mow lawns, and vacuum floors. However, before robots can really become part of our daily lives, they will need to come closer to dealing with us the way other humans do. That means being able to make sense of non-verbal messages, as well as being fully aware of the environment in which they function. Fortunately, leading-edge research is rapidly improving these capabilities. What are the implications? Where will it lead? We’ll show you.

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