FARSCOPE believes that the key to future development in robotics is adaptability, making machines that can play more integrated roles in the real world. In particular, we foresee three key challenges, illustrated by the following examples:
Together, these three challenges require a much higher level of intelligence than state-of-the-art robots today. They embody technical, industrial and social issues. This is why it’s essential for topics in robotics – advanced control; computing; soft robotics – and in autonomous systems – artificial intelligence; computer vision; human-robot interaction – to be studied together.
There are many more examples of applications too: security; agriculture; surgery; and robots that fly; walk; swim or roll. FARSCOPE believes that only a cross-disciplinary, cross-application view will enable future innovators to maximize RAS’ potential. They will exploit ideas from one sector in others and see potential in new untapped markets.