Hari Sreenivasan from PBS NewsHour filmed three short but info-packed interviews with TEDWomen speakers Amber Case (above), roboticist Cynthia Breazeal and breast-tissue researcher Deborah Rhodes. Worth a look!
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Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on “external brains” (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves. (Recorded at […]
As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids. […]