We are already living with robots. The future is here, but as William Gibson says, it's not evenly distributed yet. Or I believe that we often don't recognize the future when we see it. How do we recognize robots? We usually look for humanoid robots, the stuff of science fiction. Even the classic robot 'arm' … Continue reading Blended Reality With Robots
“Take me to your leader.” Complex technologies require multidisciplinary thinkers, who can bridge knowledge silos and convey nuanced science and technology messages effectively. We don’t educate for these qualities nor do we reward them in employment. Where do we turn for policy advice in an emerging area that spans multiple domains? Where do we find … Continue reading Robots, humans and the need for science super communicators
As a child, my mother had her own overalls. She grew up stripping engines and cleaning carburettors. She was the daughter of a mechanic and master builder. Then she became a librarian. As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut. I grew up playing with punch cards and radio telescopes. My father was a … Continue reading Why isn’t my mother a mechanic?