• Question: Can robots be controlled without human interaction?

    Asked by Stephy Thomas to Darren on 18 Nov 2016.
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      Darren Rhodes answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Yes! There is a branch of robotics concerned with ‘telepresence’ – which means getting robots to do things without humans being close by. For example, there are labs making robots that can interact with objects in really hostile environments such as on the moon, in the deep ocean, or even on mars – without humans being there!