Here's a question for my network on the interwebs ...
Yesterday, I was sitting and having a stimulating conversation with colleagues in computer science about robots and UAVs. I know a little about the former (I'm a bit of a geek) and a little about the latter (I've been involved in my employer's efforts to get a COA to fly UAVS). At some point, someone said that UAVs are robot-like, in many ways (please weigh in +John Siracusa
) and then the topic turned to the idea of co-robots.
It sounds like co-robots are robots that work in tandem with a human to multiply the human's ability to achieve some goal or carryout some function.
So my question to my network of interwebian friends is this: what are some examples of human tasks that could be enhance with co-robots? Bonus points will go to those tasks that require robots that combine UAV-like abilities with terrestrial (e.g., walking) abilities.