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Welcome to Our Labor-atory

1 Sep 2014, 07:00 UTC
Welcome to Our Labor-atory
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ENCORE Hi ho, hi ho … it’s out with work we go! As you relax this holiday weekend, step into our labor-atory and imagine a world with no work allowed. Soft robots help us with tasks at home and at the office, while driverless cars allow us to catch ZZZZs in the front seat.
Plus, the Internet of Everything interconnects all your devices, from your toaster to your roaster to … you. So there’s no need to ever get off the couch. But is a machine-ruled world a true utopia?
And, the invention that got us into our 24/7 rat race: Edison’s electric light.
Guests:

Barry Trimmer – Professor of biology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering at Tufts University, and editor-in-chief, Soft Robotics
Red Whittaker – Roboticist at Carnegie Mellon University
Ernest Freeberg – Historian, University of Tennessee, and author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
Rob Chandhok – Computer scientist, president of Qualcomm Interactive Platforms
Andre Bormanis – Television writer, producer, screenwriter and science advisor to Star Trek and Cosmos

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First released August 26, 2013.

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