Excerpt from Heat Street
Written by Julienne Davis
The rather gloomy idea that robots will one day replace us has significantly grown in force recently with advances in technology and computers making the issue one we will all face in the near future rather than it merely being the stuff of pop culture futuristic fiction.
It’s been easy to miss with everything else that has been going on but the last few weeks have seen developments that have accelerated the march of the robot in everyday life.
There was Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Japan’s Osaka University unveiling his android Geminoid, a robot ‘twin’ that seeks to service humans. Over at UAE university, they’ve pioneered a humanoid robot that will specialize in helping children with special needs.