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21/05/2016

The team tries out robot exoskeletons that help people to move and asks where robotics and ethics meet. Plus the launch of some new gear from tech giant Google.


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This week, robotic legs, robotic arms, and, robotic needlework?

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Another day, another tight, black suit.

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Torso is live...

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Torso is live.

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Stretch your arm behind you as far as it goes.

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I'm having my motion captured, but not like that, nurse.

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This is a prototype of a system that doctors may one day to assess

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patients who have limited mobility, who can't use their limbs fully.

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And that's with a view to building them their own own robotic arm!

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I'm at The Human Assistive Robotic Technology Lab, that's the

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Heart Lab, at the University of Berkley near San Francisco.

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Oh, an interesting side note about this motion capture suit,

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it doesn't use those reflective balls we're so used to seeing.

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It uses LEDs which pulse at different speeds

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so they can be uniquely identified by tracking cameras.

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It makes tracking all the points in a 3D space easier, and it also makes

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me look like a Christmas tree.

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By doing this test they are not just measuring the motion of my limbs

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but also my centre of mass.

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They can see how my balance compensates

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as I move my arm, for example.

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And this doesn't have to be done at the doctors'.

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Using a Kinect motion sensor instead of a suit, patients may

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also be able to do this at home.

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The result is a sphere showing where the patient

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can reach and where they can't.

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And that will help design their own personal robotic limb.

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The most common loss of mobility is in the upper range.

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So you lose the ability to feed yourself, you lose

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the ability to brush your teeth.

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The main objective of this device is to move the shoulder, raise it up,

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to give you some assistance.

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This will assist your shoulder, give you increased range of motion.

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All right.

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Oh...

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LAUGHTER.

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It should be easier to move your shoulder up.

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This is to help those who can still move their limbs but need a bit

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of help to do it.

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But there are those that cannot use their limbs at all.

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For that we need the kind of suit we are looking at across campus.

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Being in a wheelchair, it is like being in a bubble.

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'Cause, I can come up to you, I don't care, but you might not

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want to be next to me.

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It is like, "I don't want to touch them or get in their way."

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Stephen broke his back in a BMX accident in 2004 when he was 17.

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He was instantly paralysed from the waist down and has been

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using a wheelchair ever since.

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But over the last three years he has been able to get up and walk

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for short periods of time.

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Working with Suit X, he has been a test pilot for what this company

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hopes will be the world's lightest and most affordable exoskeleton.

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When I am wearing the suit nobody cares.

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You can walk right up to me and hug me and there is no bubble.

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There is no, like, "Oh, I might hurt you!"

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The first time I used this suit my parents came

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and I was able to hug them for the first time in who knows how long.

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Yeah...

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Suit X was borne out of this robotics laboratory.

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They recognised many people could not afford to access exoskeletons

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for physical therapy and set about designing one with a comparatively

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cheap price tag, $40,000 US.

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It only weighs 27 lbs.

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12-13 kg.

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It has a battery pack that only weighs two lbs and allows you to

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use it all day, 4-8 hours.

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We have an active knee.

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That means when I stand up my knee doesn't bend and I fall.

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It has other properties that allows the knee to bend when I am walking

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so it makes it look natural.

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As you might have seen when he was walking, the terrain,

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there is debris, rocks, cracks in the sidewalk.

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What is cool about our system is it can naturally

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handle things like that.

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Fall prevention.

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The system is commanded through a wireless crutch.

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What is neat about this system is it can be attached to anything.

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So, if you had a walker it can be connected to the walker.

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This allows you to communicate to your device.

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If you wanna make a step you can make one.

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And we can also talk to a tablet at the same time in real-time.

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So we can get somebody up in the device quickly, tune the parameters

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to where their natural posture is supposed to look like, and then see

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how they are progressing.

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The other devices make me feel like I'm riding the robot.

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But with this device I can move certain aspects of the machine

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around without it trying to do something that I don't want to.

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While the device is giving Stephen and others testing it freedom,

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it will not replace wheelchairs for its users yet.

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But it could be critical in physical therapy sessions and allow people

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with paralysis to experience the sensation of walking.

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In my world, what I would be using this device for is every day

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in my life I would keep them on and then probably every couple

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of hours also put on the device, get up, stand up, walk around for

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ten minutes, that is all I want.

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That relief right there will give me ten years of my life back.

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LAUGHTER.

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Pending FDA approval, Suit X is hoping to have 30 suits

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ready by this summer.

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Hello, and welcome to the Week in Tech.

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It was the week that Android Pay finally came to the UK.

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And, Twitter was reported to be changing the way they Tweet

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by no longer making pictures take up your 140 characters.

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If you are tired of your favourite games turning

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into terrible films, look away now.

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It has begun!

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Threshold Global Studios, responsible for such classic skasg

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horrible game adaptations like Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat

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Annihilation say they have acquired the funding to make not one,

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not two, but three Tetris movies.

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Shooting will begin in China next year.

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Joy unconfined.

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And finally, in things we thought we would never see,

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the Simpsons this week had a live, yes, live, three minute segment.

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Actor, Dan Castellaneta, AKA Homer, chatted to US viewers over

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the phone.

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This feat was achieved using Adobe software that takes 2D animations

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and maps them onto an actor's actions via webcam.

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More exaggerated actions were available at the touch

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of a keyboard shortcut.

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Always wear glasses with eyes glued on to them.

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Ay carumba, eat my shorts, etc, etc.

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Do you ever get the feeling that tech billionaires

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are getting younger?

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Hmm...

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The developer world descended on the massive Googleplex in California to

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hear about their latest products.

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But before that, a day for children to learn how to code with robots.

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But once the adults had arrived, it was time to get

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down to the new stuff.

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This is a slightly Cockney-inspired app called Allo that has

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a chat box which is claimed by Google to be intelligent enough

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to predict what you might say based on what it knows about you.

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You can also ask Google specific questions or make it do things

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like book a table or order food.

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Does that sound familiar?

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It is!

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Facebook has something very similar.

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You can talk to Allo through the new Google Home Device you can

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put in your kitchen and shout instructions at.

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If that sounds familiar, it is because it is.

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Amazon already has Echo.

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Google also announced Daydream, a new VR system powered by Google

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smartphones.

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If that sounds familiar...

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Well, you're right.

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They are late and both of those areas represent threats to

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their business.

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It is crucial they come back.

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That said, if Google I/O is useful for one

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thing, it is showing just how many huge ideas this company has.

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In case you thought Google was just a search engine,

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let's look at what we have today/ Machine learning, artificial

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intelligence, self driving cars, virtual reality, and of course, they

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are sending balloons up into space.

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This is their effort to send an Internet-enabling ballon

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into near-space.

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This one, which I think looks like a massive peeled orange,

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is a miniature version of the real one, which is four times as big.

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It is designed to provide wireless Internet to four billion people

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around the world and make them last longer than our average of 72 days.

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What is more interesting is Project Tango.

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Devices with Project Tango are aware of their surroundings

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so it can scan what is around it and offer useful ways of interacting.

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You can get your hands on Project Tango-enabled devices later

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this year.

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Google designers will be excited to work with it...

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After a nap.

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In last week's programme, we had entries in the first

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Robotic Art Competition.

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A challenge to find the best robotic artist,

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as voted for by the public on line.

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The results are in, with Italy's Accademia di Bella Arti

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di Brera, the correct pronunciation, before you ask, and

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its abstract images coming third.

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The Cloud Painting Project from George Washington University took

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second prize, and this Taiwanese robot came first, producing this

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terrific image of Albert Einstein.

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Genius, in more ways than one.

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Now, whether you like any of these is a matter of taste.

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But it is intriguing to think that one day, in

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a not too distant future, machines will be able to perform our tasks.

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Self-driving cars and trucks are already here.

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They are threatening to take over jobs.

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Many experts believe that specialist machine intelligence will be able to

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do much of what we do today, and better.

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But an all-purpose general AI, one that sounds, looks,

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and talks and behaves like us, the ones from the science-fiction

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movies, can we create that?

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It is a matter that divides the scientific community.

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So, we sat down with some of those academics to find out what

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sort of world our children and might live in.

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Meet Alpha the Robot.

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We can imagine less and less need for humans to do jobs because

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more things can be automated.

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That is the prospect, that all kinds of jobs will become irrelevant or

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redundant in 5-10 years.

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We will have AI that is more sophisticated than we have now.

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Let us be clear, there are many jobs or robots.

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It can help humanity in many ways.

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But my fear is that we are just charging after anything that can be

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solved without thinking first about the consequences.

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One thing is the development of work, using mechanical alternatives.

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That could liberate and free some people.

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On the other hand, the structural organisation and

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system which these developments are part of is a capitalist economy.

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Looking at the development of artificial intelligence which

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can displace many of middle-class jobs, we need to rethink that.

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It is an open question whether all of the jobs today will

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be computerised in 50 years' time.

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If we have 7 billion people on the planet, take away any

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potential for their employment, we have many people wandering

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around with not much to do.

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My experience of humans is if they have a lot of free time they will

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think of ways to create mischief.

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They could find ways to start wars in things.

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WAR NOISES.

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This is an area where we need widespread public debate.

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Paying people for not working should be on

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the political agenda and it isn't.

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We are still hearing the same old mantra, the way to acquire

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wealth is to work and the market will continue to provide jobs.

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In terms of our education system, I would see the way to protect

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children from this kind of unemployment is to emphasise

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creativity, learning how to learn, learning how to be creative.

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It may be that jobs requiring creativity, like artistic jobs, they

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may resist technological replacement in the next if the years as well.

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One of the open questions in artificial intelligence is can

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we build machines that are generally intelligent and have the

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flexibility of human intelligence across a wide range of jobs?

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One of the great ironies is that many of the tasks we thought were

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simple have turned out to be much more difficult

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for computers to perform well.

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ARCHIVE: Introducing Mabel, the robot housemaid!

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Let's think about, you know, cleaning your house.

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Cleaning your house seems like a very mundane challenge but,

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in fact, it is actually a very tricky one to do to the

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standard that we humans can do it.

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Identifying objects that you want to tidy away, that you want to pick up

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off the floor, where you might want to put them.

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Being able to lift them up off the floor, you know ,a huge variety of

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object we get around the house, and we are a long way from being able to

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build robots that can do that.

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Thinking a long time ahead, 20, 30, 50, 100 years, some people have

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speculated about the prospect of a kind of utopian scenario where very

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very, very sophisticated artificial intelligence enables us to have

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lives of leisure and it's a time of abundance. 1967, the poet Richard

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Brautigan composed a work called All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving

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Grace and in this poem Richard imagines a future society, with a

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very small number of people, a very hippiesque society -

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people frolicking in the fields, in the beautiful sun,

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with all their needs catered for by an army of robotic slaves.

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Equally possible is very, very dangerous AI, which sort of results

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in in humanity being wiped out.

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Two very extreme scenarios like that.

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You can imagine these two very different kinds of scenarios.

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We don't really know which of those is going to be or, indeed,

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if it is going to be something more inbetween.

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Next week we will continue the debate,

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exploring the ethical and moral side of the autonomous revolution.

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Meanwhile, back at Berkeley, in California, it is time to get back

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to the people who are trying to bring about the rise of the robots.

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This place is ranked amongst the top universities in the world,

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especially when it comes to science, technology and robotics.

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What is the collective noun for a group of Baxters?

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Um, "uprising"?

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Work being done in this lab is using artificial intelligence techniques

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to teach industrial robots like this one how to do particular

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tasks that might actually be slightly different every time.

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So the idea is, a human shows it how to do the task the first few times

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and then it picks up the common thread, the common thing

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between each of these tasks.

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So what I am going to do is I'm going to move this metal peg to

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roughly the right position to get it into the hole.

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But at nowhere near the correct angle and then

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the robot is actually going to feel how the peg is going into the hole.

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There is a force sensor here which is feeling the pressures on that

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peg when it tries to put it in.

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And then, from that, it works out how it needs to adjust

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itself to get the peg in the hole.

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Slaaam...dunk.

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Good.

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I would wager that most of the people here in the robotics

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labs have been interested in robots for a fair while.

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If you are interested in getting into the subject or

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you're interested in getting your kids into robotics, may I suggest

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that you build a robot yourself.

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Which is exactly what Lara Lweington has been doing and, quite frankly,

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she has had a bit too much fun to call it work.

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Instead of fretting about robots taking our jobs and taking over our

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lives, maybe we should be learning how to train them to do things and

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even just have some fun with them.

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This is the humanoid part of the Ziro Robotics Kit.

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No programming required, just an appetite for creativity

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and a bit of imagination.

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Although originally aimed at 8-13 year-olds,

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the ability to customise a robot and even add items from around

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the house, may appeal to all ages.

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Especially as it can be purposed to become whatever you like.

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Maybe a remote-controlled bin?

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Or a tray to deliver your food?

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And now for the fun bit, the way that I operate them is

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by using this glove.

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There are motion sensors in here that mean

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when I'm wearing the glove, the movement of my hand will move

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the robot that it is connected to.

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There is a bit of a knack to it.

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It is quite easy to get.

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I only had my first go a couple of minutes ago.

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It has not taken long for this to actually feel quite intuitive.

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Can it climb up a step?

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Let me see what happens if I aim towards the step.

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Right.

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This way please.

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CHUCKLES I'm talking to it like it is a dog.

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Wow.

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Wow, it almost made it.

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Oh, dear.

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As you tried, you know, Rover was trying to move over the stairs.

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It didn't quite move up, it fell apart.

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Things do not quite fit together when you make the robot initially.

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You need to tinker and play with it and start

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understanding how to make it work.

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And because you made the robot, you want to make it work, you will

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do all it takes to make it work and that's where the learning happens.

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There are other devices in this space, too.

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This is the Cellrobot.

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An assortment of modular robots which you can

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assemble as you desire.

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They are suitable for kids or adults.

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For children, they can learn about robotics and find an educational

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usein them, as well as fun one.

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And for grown-ups, well, you can attach a camera,

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you can attach a light, you can operate it via the app.

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This is just the Beta version and it is all pretty simple.

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It moves backwards.

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It's not that intuitive.

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I'm struggling to stop it from just spinning.

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But once you get to grips with the controls and get it moving

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in every direction, you could use it for surveillance,

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fun or just to scare your visitors.

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Both companies' kits are currently in crowdfunding and should be

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available to buy later this year.

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Meanwhile, back at UC Berkeley, Dr Sven is in the house

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and attempting to sew up a patient.

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Here it comes.

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So good, grab this needle with this...oh,

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for goodness sake.

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Sorry, I will make another hole.

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I'm using a da Vinci robot.

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Something which surgeons now routinely use to perform

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surgical tasks like suturing.

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Sometimes remote controlling it from another location

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but more often, it is used just steady the hand movements

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in the more delicate of procedures.

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This is a computer sewing up a wound all on its own.

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How hard is this?

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You have to manipulate a needle that is a very small and we

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have a thread that is deformable.

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All of this is being operated in a tissue that we have no model about.

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We have no touch feedback.

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So think of it like this, it is equal to performing very

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complex tasks when your hands are really numb and you can barely see.

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It is a combunation of a computer-vision system

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which tracks the needle - bright yellow to make that bit

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easier - and advanced computer modelling which tries to predict the

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behaviour of that twizeerly thread and the flippy-floppy tissue - both

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technical terms, trust me.

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Suturing is a fairly repetitive and simple low-skill task that

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happens very often and you want to give a surgeon a break

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so that the surgeon can perform or focus his attention on more

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important things in the surgery.

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While the low-level things can be done automatically.

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The term low level is, of course, relative.

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Not many of us have what it takes to do this with their own hands,

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let alone what feels like a pair of remote boxing gloves.

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It is totally the wrong way!

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Am I putting the blunt end in? Yes.

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LAUGHTER

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Oh, my gosh, I am so sorry.

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What a thoroughly beautiful place this is to study, isn't it?

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I have a feeling we will be coming back

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here in the not-too-distant future.

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I hope you enjoyed our look around UC Berkeley, all the backstage fun

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and photos are available on Twitter.

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We will see you soon.

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If your Saturday was cloudy, wet at times, for Sunday,

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sunnier skies on the way.

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But that's only half the story.

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With some occasional sunshine cloud will build and the threat

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of heavy and possibly thundery showers breaking out.

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This is how it looks first thing for early risers, overnight rain around

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East Anglia and south-east England, patchy mist and fog around.

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Elsewhere, for many we will have a sunny start

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but a few overnight showers going into the first part of the morning,

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maybe fringing the west of Northern Ireland and western parts

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of Scotland, a spot of rain maybe too in the north-east of Scotland.

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Many in northern England getting off to a sunny start,

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some patchy cloud here and there.

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The threat from the word go catching a shower in parts of Wales to the

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far south-west of England, much of the Midlands starting fine but for

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ease daily and south-east England, a grey and murky start for some, maybe

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damp but some of the early rain will clear east.

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Sunshine with the showers getting going as we go deeper

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into the morning and afternoon.

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Fairly light winds, slow moving and potentially heavy

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and thundery downpours.

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Parts of East Anglia and south-east England could miss some of

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the showers until late in the day.

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Top temperatures around 18 or 19.

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Taking part or watching the Great Manchester Run?

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A fine morning in Manchester but cloud will build

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and an increasing chance of showers breaking here going into

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the lunchtime afternoon period.

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Let's look at the picture for Sunday night.

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Many of the showers will gradually fade away.

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A mixture of some patchy cloud but long clear spells coming through

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but patchy mist and fog around.

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Temperatures will dip, it will turn out to be quite chilly

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because in rural spots we could get to mid-single figures.

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A chill in the air first thing, a change on the weather picture with

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a ridge of high pressure starting to slide towards us, exerting

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its influence for some in the western side of the UK on Monday.

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Showers not quite in the same position because some

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showers will get going on Monday, Northern Ireland will miss most

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of these, western fringes, Wales, south-west England looking drier.

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Central and eastern parts will see showers breaking out and some could

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be heavy and possibly thundery.

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A bit of a breeze developing to the east

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coast of the UK and that will bring the temperature down a few degrees.

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The easterly wind or north-easterly wind will be a feature this week.

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Tuesday will be a quieter day but on that easterly flow, more cloud

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on Wednesday and outbreaks of rain coming in from the east.

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Bye for now.

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