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Sci-fi Fridays #3: General-purpose Telerobotics
Reminder: For the next several Fridays, we are going to provide a writing prompt based on a technology we think is ripe for a coordinated research program. In the comments, we want you to create a piece of flash fiction that includes the prompt technology in some way! At the end of the eight weeks, we’ll pick a first, second, and third place winner through a combination of likes on posts and program manager discretion. These people will receive one of Spectech’s “core books” that we send to people who join.
General Purpose Telerobotics. Robotic autonomy is shockingly hard. The ability to seamlessly act in the world through a robot anywhere in the world could enable so many things: space manufacturing, vastly better utilized labs, improved eldercare, and so much more. Teleoperated robots don’t need to be human-size or shaped either — they could be as big as a building or as small as a cell.
Imagine a world where anyone can put on some gear and then see what a robot sees, feel what the robot feels, and can seamlessly contro what it does.
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