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“Surrogates” – Could Robots Live Our Lives for Us?

POSTED 08/06/2009

v style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Imagine one day you never have to leave the house because your robot surrogate does it all for you, from going to work to rooting on your team at the stadium. Then (surprise!) it all goes wrong and we need a hero to save us from the error of our ways. (Enter Bruce Willis.)
Hollywood went back to the lab and came up with a new thriller that uses a few little facts to concoct a story that has appeal for anyone paranoid about or interested in technology. Find the story and links to more about the movie on Robots in America: “Surrogates Takes Robots Down Same Path as Blair Witch Project
Contributing this blog is Brian Huse who has been with RIA since 1994. In a "walkabout" of the industry that started in 1998, he worked for member companies Deneb (now DELMIA) and Norgren Automotive; a four-year stint in which he was immersed in the business of software and hardware manufacturing for the robotics industry. He rejoined RIA in 2001 and considers lessons learned in the for- and not-for-profit sectors while looking for ways to help RIA members and its publics. Blogging is one way he tries to help the robotics industry stay connected, and he hopes readers will use and comment on information published in Robots in America, RIA's blog site.