Robotics expert shows how Star Wars robots don’t mirror reality

Robotics expert shows how Star Wars robots don’t mirror reality

Robotics expert shows how Star Wars robots don’t mirror reality

Robotics is a red-hot industry that’s evolving by literal leaps and bounds, and the top researchers in the field are also some of sci-fi’s craziest fans.

Robin Murphy, the Raytheon professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University, specializes in artificial intelligence for robotics. As part of her curriculum, she writes “Science Fiction, Science Fact,” a series of provocative, engaging articles highlighting the myriad differences between the robots and droids depicted in popular science fiction movies and the best sci-fi TV shows and current robots and autonomous machines that work in the real world.