From flying warehouses to robot toilets – five technologies that could shape the future

Posted by ap507 at Jul 27, 2017 09:30 AM |
Leandro L. Minku, Nervo Xavier Verdezoto D. and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec from the Department of Informatics discuss advancing technologies and how they could benefit us
From flying warehouses to robot toilets – five technologies that could shape the future

Source: The Conversation; Shutterstock

Drs Leandro L. Minku, Nervo Xavier Verdezoto D. and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec from our Department of Informatics have discussed future technologies and how they could provide benefits to us.

In an article for The Conversation, the team suggests technology has been evolving at such a rapid pace that, in the near future, our world may well resemble that portrayed in futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, with intelligent robots and technologies all around us.

In the article they discuss the near reality of:

  1. Smart homes
  2. Virtual secretaries
  3. AI doctors
  4. Care robots
  5. Flying warehouses and self-driving cars

The team suggests that, thanks to technology, the future is already here – and we just need to think hard about how best to shape it.