There are a number of movies hitting the silver screen (does anyone really use that term anymore? I guess I do) this year that involve robots and artificial intelligence.
Some stories have appeared wondering about the power robots will have, and they think about some doomsday scenario in which robots subjugate mankind.
I don't see that happening, and not because I don't think robots are getting more powerful.
I see that robots have power -- to help raise us up to be better people.
Here's an example of the positive power that robots and robotics can have, courtesy of our non-profit client, FIRST, a terrific organization that holds an annual robotics competition for kids in the US and around the world. I have been to two regional competitions (one in a professional capacity, the second as a parent of a competitor), and the spirit, enthusiasm and positive energy is infectious and inspiring.
That's part of the power of robots.
Here's a WABC-TV Eyewitness News segment that highlights the positive power in the lives of two kids from East Harlem.