TV-Show with CoTeSys-robot ELIAS

01/15/2010 : 16:01

Dr. Frank Wallhoff (left), robot ElIAS and host Christoph Süß. copyright: BR

CoTeSys-Robot ELIAS and its inventor Dr. Frank Wallhoff both participated in the TV-show "Süßstoff".

"Schönes neues Jahrzehnt" -  "Beautiful new decade" was the title of a TV-show at Bayerischer Rundfunk in which Dr. Frank Wallhoff, CoTeSys Principal Investigator, and robot ELIAS both had their performance.

What role could robots play in the future? What effect does the ageing of society have? These were some of the questions discussed in the show. Dr. Wallhoff explained how the robot might be used in future in order to assist elderly people - for example reminding them of taking their medicine. Therefore, the robot ELIAS can recognize faces and interact with people via speech. Apart from Dr. Wallhoof three other scientist were interviewed on topics that are to have a huge impact on mankind like stem cell research or brain research.