• Question: In time will robots assist humans?

    Asked by pleng2000 to Hannah, Gopal on 27 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by meganbinding.
    • Photo: Hannah Little

      Hannah Little answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      Robots already assist humans quite a lot in manufacturing and even around the house in the form of hoovering robots or robots which help disabled people.

    • Photo: Gopal Ramchurn

      Gopal Ramchurn answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      Yes – robots help humans in a number of ways in industry. At home, it’s just starting… I have a robot vacuum cleaner at home – it’s a real life saver! I’m hoping to get the floor-washing robot as well… I know there are other robots coming along – grass cutting, autonomous cars, window cleaning, and those that will assist older people or those with dementia! My work has focused on robots that can help emergency responders: see some examples here:http://www.orchid.ac.uk/technology-genres/disaster-response/