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06 April 2018 / by André Maré

TED: Maybe The Best Robot Demo Ever

Marco Tempest demonstrates his multi-purpose robot, called EDI, who is designed to work in close proximity with humans. He illustrates how these robots will be conscious of our fragile frame and move aside if we got too close. They will account for our unpredictability and anticipate our actions. This is making the case for a closer human-robot relationship.

TED is all about the spreading of ideas regarding Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference. Its early emphasis was technology, entertainment and design but these days it has broadened its focus to include ideas on science, culture and a variety of academic topics. The best talks and performances of the different conferences are posted daily on a podcast also known as TEDTalks. The talks are

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