Robots Call the Shots

by admin on May 3, 2010

Dr. Robot, I presume? Your appendix may be removed by motor-driven, scalpel-wielding mechanical hands one day. Robots are debuting in the medical field… as well as on battlefields. And they’re increasingly making important decisions – on their own. But can we teach robots right from wrong? Find out why the onslaught of silicon intelligence has prompted a new field of robo-ethics.

Plus, robo-geologists: NASA’s vision for autonomous robots in space.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1 – P.W. Singer
Part 2 – Pablo Garcia
Part 3 – Robyn Asimov
Part 4 – Wendell Wallach
Part 5 – Robert Anderson

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