Have you ever thought about the little ways technology makes your life easier every day?

From our cars to our kitchens to our smartphones, modern life is made possible by technology. So, where are we headed? What technologies will be indispensable to us in the coming years?

Robots are perhaps the most beloved and mythologized pieces of technology out there. Yet, even with their long history, I have yet to see a metallic creature scuttling around my room tidying it up, or sent an automaton to do my errands.

Perhaps, the visions of a 21st Century life filled with robots improving our quality of life are not so far off!

EWC favorite, The Good Stuff, took a look at the incredible human assisting robots being developed at Carnegie Mellon University. This is an exciting look at the possibilities of the future…

Now, remember, this video was made a year ago, so if you want to check out what the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute is up to, you can check out the incredible things they are doing on their website!

The Diverse Future of Robotics…

From snake robots to squishy robot friends, there is so much possibility out there. And the great thing about the future of robots is that it is going to incorporate people from so many fields of thinking. The robotic technologies that will make their way into our lives in the coming years will take the expertise of engineers, coders, designers, biologists, artists, psychologists, you name it, robotics can only be improved by a diversity of perspectives.

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These are the kind of opportunities we should be sharing with even our youngest minds! If we can light a spark of interest for a student to carry with them, we are giving them the keys to the future!

Just a little over a decade ago it seemed impossible that a cell phone could do anything more than call, and maybe text, and now, they are an indispensable part of our lives! I can’t wait to see how robots will do the same in the decade to come.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

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Notes:

  1. “Innovative Robots That Will Make Our Lives Better.” YouTube. The Good Stuff, 09 June 2015. Web. 22 Sept. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vef4ZbVga4I>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV