Will we live in a large robot in the future? Professor of Smart Architectural Technologies Masi Mohammadi is developing a robot house. “A house should accommodate its occupants needs and wishes.” Read more
We are living in an era where finding a romantic companion is the easiest it’s ever been. With people sliding into DMs with cheesy pickup lines and spending hours swiping right on Tinder to land a match with a potential partner, discovering love is accessible even when you’re chilling on a toilet seat.
And yet many people still don’t get their happily ever after. For those single lonely hopeless romantics, research engineers in Japan have a solution — a robotic girlfriend’s hand. Not an entire robot’s body, just a hand. Read more (Vice)
Across every one of our studied sites, however, this vision of robot-enabled, touchless work is a mirage. Plug-and-play technologies are often already in place to confer benefits like efficiency, quality, and analytics — and in those cases, there’s not much more social distance you can buy. And the systems that aren’t plug-and-play — those with robotic arms that can potentially handle pick-and-pack-style manipulation — are quite new and unproven.
Oxford economist, Daniel Susskind, talks about his new book on the challenges of a society with no traditional employment
“IT MAKES MORE SENSE TO CONCENTRATE THE PRODUCTION OF THE SPEEDFACTORIES WHERE THE KNOW HOW AND THE SUPPLIERS ARE LOCATED”