Unpredictable meets Squishy

Interesting stuff (as ever) from McKinsey here on where machines could most readily replace humans…

In a nutshell it comes down to this:

SVGZ-Sector-Automation-ex1

And this:

SVGZ-Sector-Automation-ex2

But we’re nothing if not tenacious at King’s, so we’re pushing the boundaries with this:

Stiff-Flop

And this:

Meta Hand

Find out more here - if anyone can build a robot which can deal with the tricky challenges of the unpredictable and the squishy (i.e. working safely with humans and animals) it’ll be King’s NMS with our ‘soft robots’…

And even if we don’t crack it for a while, the good news for Universities is McKinsey conclude:

“Of all the sectors we have examined, the technical feasibility of automation is lowest in education, at least for now. To be sure, digital technology is transforming the field, as can be seen from the myriad classes and learning vehicles available online. Yet the essence of teaching is deep expertise and complex interactions with other people. Together, those two categories—the least automatable of the seven identified in the first exhibit—account for about one-half of the activities in the education sector.”

 Just don’t tell Kinba our King’s Robot Receptionist…

Kinba

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