Social Robots Empowering Humans

People spend increasing amounts of time on busy work, leaving less time to spend on the activities we love and are best at as humans. Robot teammates have the potential to improve people’s work and daily lives by helping with our busy work. If robots can help mitigate 50% of people’s busy work, we will have more time to pursue the parts of our lives and jobs we are best at, and have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact on the world. The challenge in creating such a robot lies in determining what skills a robot that operates side-by-side with humans needs to have to be both socially accepted and efficient. This panel will discuss the future of robots entering our everyday culture and share a vision for a society where robots and humans work positively together.

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Katharine Schwab

Fast Company

Andrea Thomaz

Diligent Robotics

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