Interactive toy maker Sphero has challenged University of Kansas design and engineering students to create its next generation of products — robots that can be companions and have emotional value to a person. On this edition of Up To Date we talk about the potential social significance of robotics and what the future looks like in the field.
- Greg Thomas is the director of the Center for Design Research at KU.
- Becky Winegarner and Jay Livingston are industrial design students at KU.
- Tim Moynihan is a contributing writer at WIRED.