• “We have to make sure the kids of the future have the skillsets to move out of the jobs that are ugly, and dangerous, and boring, and back breaking, and move into the career opportunities that give them and the world a better opportunity for nine billion people.”

    Dean Kamen, Entrepreneur and Inventor of the Segway

  • What you’ll hear in this episode

      • We talk to an adorable robot. Really.
      • Leonardo da Vinci designed a robot, because of course he did.
      • Ada Lovelace’s invaluable computing contribution.
      • Should we be afraid of robots?
      • The beginnings of AI.
      • An army of Roombas.
      • Will humans and robots be collaborative or competitive?
      • Robots are companions like pets ... for now.
      • Will empathy ultimately be what makes robots ... human?
      • Can robots be racist?
      • The difference between robots and robotics.
      • Will robots ultimately obey the three laws of robotics?
      • Robots can already take care of your parents. Almost.
      • Inspiring young people, of all backgrounds and genders, to become future leaders of the robot movement.
      • To drive progress, we must change our education system.
      • $140B in revenue by 2025.

  • Guest list


      Dean Kamen

      Is an inventor who holds more than 450 technology patents and has invented ground-breaking technologies from the first drug pumps and the iBot, to Segway and the “Luke” robotic arm.


      Andra Keay

      Is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies and founder of Robot Launch.


      Kaijen Hsiao

      Is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mayfield Robotics, the makers of Kuri. Robohub honored her as one of the “25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know about.”



      Is a home robot, designed with personality, awareness, and mobility. Kuri autonomously records videos of unexpected moments around your home, and his camera lets you check in when you're away.


      Matt Rendall

      Is the CEO of Clearpath Robotics, a leading provider of unmanned vehicle systems for researchers in industrial, government and academic organizations.


      Gary Shapiro

      Is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies.

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