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WBUR On Point: The Rise of Robots in Our Everyday Lives

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Host Tom Ashbrook brings together Oliver Morton, briefings editor at The Economist, Ken Goldberg, roboticist and professor of industrial engineering and operations research in robotics, Howie Choset, professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Institute, and Mark Aaron Goldfeder, senior lecturer at Emory University School of Law to discuss robots in popular imagination and reality. They discuss new breakthroughs in robot technology in manufacturing, the hope that robots will be able to help us care for the elderly, and at what point robots should be granted legal personhood. describes the conversation thusly: “There is need – we have aging societies that could use the help.  There is risk – talk of jobs lost to robots and “killer robots.”  And there is reality – they’re moving in.”

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