“Japanese Robots and The Future” lecture - Report

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On September 25th, Professor Ikuo Yamamoto from Nagasaki University, who carries out research into robotics engineering, visited the University of Edinburgh to give a lecture on “Japanese Robots and the Future”.
Professor Yamamoto has developed robots modelled on fish, which he hopes will be able to carry out underwater and seabed probing. In the lecture he introduced a variety of robots including robot dogs, robots to be used for surgery practices, and lifelike androids.
Dr Trevor Runcie then discussed how in ten years’ time many of the jobs done by people will be carried out by robots, and about the roles robots fulfil in our lifestyles. He also expounded on Japan’s contribution to robotics.