Robot-Human Interaction: Will We Bond With Bots In The Future?
We often think of robots as merely assembly-line tools meant for physical labor. But they’re capable of much more than that: like companionship, and even love.
Will we come to depend on robots as a source of empathy? And will we welcome them everywhere, from the boardroom to the bedroom? Research scientist Dr. Leila Takayama studies human-robot interaction at robotics lab Willow Garage, and has seen our relationship with bots evolve.