What is a Robot? | Hugh Durrant-Whyte

Hugh Durrant-Whyte

TEDxSydney 2012 · 26 May 2012

Hugh Durrant-Whyte addresses what a robot is and what a robot isn’t. A robot is not just a mechanical automaton. A robot perceives and a robot acts. Hugh leaves open the question of whether the robots will get us all in the end.

Until 2011, Hugh Durrant-Whyte built big robots for cargo handling, mining, defence, unmanned flight vehicles and autonomous sub-sea vehicles. He now runs National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia’s Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence.

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