There will be no robot apocalypse

Watch as robotics expert Reiko Yasue demonstrates how the soft robotics of ‘Big Heroes 6’ (2014-animation movie) is already enmeshed in the present and is not futuristic. And yet, she debunks the idea of a potential humanoid robot apocalypse, sighting their shortcomings. ‘We create the robots and we create the future’ is her confident stance.

Recorded at Road to GES 2017, Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad


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Andra Keay

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, non-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also founder of Robot Launch global startup competition and a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators, thinktanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robots and AI. 

Andra co-founded Robohub, the global robotics research news site, building on her background in film, television, media production, internet and computing technologies, with degrees in Interaction, Communication and Human/Robot Cultural Studies. She also co-founded Robot Garden, a robotics makerspace and teaches Interaction Design Theory. 


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