By Brian David Johnson
When businesses strengthen a brand new expertise, do they ask the way it may perhaps impact the folks who will truly use it? That, roughly, sums up Brian David Johnson’s tasks as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. during this interesting ebook, Johnson offers a suite of technological know-how fiction prototyping tales that try to solution the question.
These tales concentrate on a similar subject: scientists and thinkers exploring own robotics as a brand new kind of synthetic intelligence. This isn’t fanciful hypothesis. Johnson’s tales are according to Intel’s futurecasting study, which makes use of ethnographic box experiences, expertise examine, pattern info, and technology fiction to advance a realistic imaginative and prescient of customers and computing. twenty first Century robotic offers technology fiction designed to lead to technological know-how fact.
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It was a full three feet taller than Egerton. ” The bot shifted its broad feet, resetting its hips in a defensive stance. Egerton jumped back in fear. A string of deaths had been caused by this model robot. They were far too large and powerful to be used around humans. One quick slash of the bot’s arm could crush a human skull. All civilian security robots were now required to wear protective pads and have their power drive cut in half in the presence of humans. Yu laughed. “Come on, Dr. Egerton.
When we introduced the 21st Century Robot Project at the World Maker Faire in New York City in the fall of 2013, we printed a few Exo-Jimmies. Even though they weren’t functional robots, they were a huge hit! It seemed everyone could imagine the potential of the little robot. 32 | 21ST CENTURY ROBOT Figure 3-9. Jimmy in a New York City cab (photo: Brian David Johnson) Jimmy’s 3D printed exoskeleton went all over Manhattan meeting people. It was incredible to carry around a robot that we had had in our imaginations for 10 years and introduce him to people.
He stuck close to Egerton’s leg. ” Yu pointed at the screen. ” Egerton smiled again. “I gave them a little network so they can talk, so they can be social. It’s open, so people can play with it. ” The loading dock doors of Fab 5 opened and a cargo drone slipped out. “First shipment verified,” the lead tech said without emotion. Yu, Randall, and Egerton watched the slim drone slide by and head toward the transport hub for distribution. “Fab 5 back online,” Yu reported to the transport hub. “We are back online.
21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories by Brian David Johnson