What can robots do to prevent a pandemic and to help during a pandemic? In the first part Andra Keay will summarize her series "Robots & Covid-19" about what robots can do to help during and after the pandemic. Robots are taking over during the pandemic, from Rwanda to Romania, and they may be here to stay. In the second half we'd like to discuss the social impact of an accelerated transition to robotics in, for example, health care. Given the rapid technological progress, maybe the question is no longer: "What can robots do?" but: "What shouldn't robots do?" These are some of the issues that we will explore with Andra Keay, an international expert of the robotic field.
Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, founder of Robot Launch, cofounder of Robot Garden hackerspace, a Director at Robohub.org, a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkelet's Robots & People Program. In conversation with Piero Scaruffi.