"Professor Danica Kragic on the future of robots"
"the Robots are here to stay and in the future, they will have an even more significant role than in the day."
"– There are things that machines or robots are better than people, " says Danica Kragic, 36 years and professor of computer science with specialization in robotperception at KTH."
"There are several reasons that robots are better suited than humans to perform certain types of chores."
" Robots, for example, is not tired. They can do things more precisely and is able to move in environments that are dangerous to humans. There are things that people don't want to or can cope with, and then, the robot can help, " says Danica Kragic to aftonbladet.see."
"What characteristics are important in a robot?"
" Security is an aspect that is important. It is difficult to make a robot a hundred percent sure, because it is not possible to predict how the environment will react in all situations. Another aspect is the usefulness. The robot will be useful in different ways, it will fill a function."
"the Robots can have different number of degrees of freedom and depending on the robot's function is determined which and how many degrees of freedom as needed. Function and the number of degrees of freedom, in turn, affects how many sensors are needed and of what type they should be."
"A robot shall move freely in an office and interact with people need more sensors than a stationary robot."
"– the Sensors needed for the robot should be able to interact with the outside world and perform various things. Distance measurement as the laser may not be sufficient, it may be necessary to cameras."
"When the cameras are complicated by the robot's handling of information considerably. The robot needs to process more data and use the advanced theoretical models that interpret the images."
"Danica Kragic want that the robot should be able to recognize the objects by color, shape and texture."
"People are good at to see the difference between different objects, but for a robot it is difficult to, for example, distinguish between a tomato and an apple are similar in shape and color," she says."
"How the robots will look like in the future?"
"– It depends on what the public needs. In the united states, military robots in the focus. Big cars in an autonomous way can send the information and move around with the help of extra sensors. In Europe, we are more interested in service for elderly and disabled people. It can be, for example, wheelchairs that have different sensors, and which can run a person who is absolutely one-handed."
"When you look to the future industrial use is Danica Kragic especially interested in systems where human and robot collaborate, and can communicate with each other."
"– the Robot should be able to understand the language and work together as a person."
"She has been engaged in robotforskning in ten years, and working with the autonomous sensor system that integrates various types of sensors."
"– There are cameras and tactile sensors are used for manipulation of objects. The robot should be able to not only move, but also learn to clean and cook your food. Such tasks require a more sophisticated system, perhaps a humanoid robot. Right now, we are working with an artificial head, which will from a humanoid robot. It has four "
"the Guides and the receptionists"
"A country stands out in the robotforskningen. Japan has come very far and where you see examples of highly advanced humanoids, robots that resemble people. Humanoids can speak, and is supposed to function as a receptionist or tour guide in a museum."
" I don't think that the development of humanoid robots will go just as fast in Europe. In Japan, I believe that humanoid robots will walk around, view and touch things in the museums in beskådlig future. Robots that look more human, resulting in another type of interaction."
"A prerequisite for service robots to be able to be used for everyday in the future is that one can solve the energy issue in a satisfactory manner."
" you can't have a cord but need a battery that can last for a longer period of time. Then you also need lighter materials, so the robot weighs 150 pounds. It affects security."
"a Vacuum cleaner that talks."
"Danica Kragic mention fast computers with artificial brains that can respond to the outside world and sophisticated information processing methods."
"– That I think you will see more of in the future is a little more complex systems. Maybe we will have a vacuum cleaner that talks with the us, which has a camera that does not make it clean it is so it does not interfere when you are watching tv or sleeping."
"Danica Kragic believe that the care of the sick, the elderly and children in the future will be facilitated with the robots help."
"– There are many children with special needs. Children who for different reasons may not be able to have ordinary pets, who may not be able to take care of it and love it. Then, these children have a robot as a pet instead. A machine which can break and then be repaired or replaced."