Our future will include a growing number of increasingly sophisticated and capable robotic assistants. As these interactive machines evolve, they are becoming more life-like. Where things get really interesting is with how we humans will interact with them, and form “relationships” with them.

That was the topic of a new episode of the Colin McEnroe Show on WPNR, Connecticut’s public media radio. I was one of the guests on the show, along with Wendell Wallach, a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale’s Center for Bioethics. McEnroe also “interviewed” Bina 48 (photo above), one of the world’s most advanced interactive robots.

Listen to the episode to learn more about our future robotic companions.


Further reading:

The Evolution Of Our Relationship To Machines
WNPR News
December 21, 2017

Elder helpers and ‘friends’ of the future may be robots
Future After 50
October 4, 2017


Top photo credit: Hanson Robotics, Bina 48