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Humanistic roboticist and ethical innovator Daniel Theobald sees a changing world and he wants to give you the tools to help him make it better. In the technological Age of Automation only one thing is constant: change. The line between technology and robots is blurring and the nagging question of how we can survive the” robot revolution” keeps popping up. In this talk from TEDxBeaconStreet, Theobald explores what automation means for humanity and how the technology at our fingertips has made us more powerful as individuals than ever before. “We can all be superheroes instead of zombies,” says Theobald, and in a world that is changing faster and faster we must step up to create the type of world we want to live in.

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Daniel Theobald

Daniel Theobald

With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, Daniel is well versed in the engineering sciences. Through his graduate work at the MIT AI Laboratory, he developed web-based control algorithms for a robotic Mars explorer, a progenitor of the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Graduating from MIT at the top of his class, Daniel received the Henry Ford II Scholar Award, the Hertz Foundation Award, and a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He is the creator of the Convenient Care Model, which suggests that patients who have a more convenient healthcare experience will act more responsibly and will make better health decisions for themselves. Daniel has been interviewed for a number of print and onscreen appearances, including WGBH’s Innovation Hub, Fox News, the Economist, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel.