Robotic TED Speak Will Make You Imagine in Magic



Magician’s assistants may soon be out of work. Robots are not only ready to take their place, but they’re doing it live and on a TED stage

After months of development, training and practice, self-styled “techno illusionist” Marco Tempest took a Baxter robot, renamed him EDI (pronounced “Eddie”) and put him on stage doing magic tricks at the recent TED2014 conference in Vancouver.

See also: 15 Nerd-tastic Robots From CES 2014

Tempest’s six-minute TED talk, seen below, is a testament to what’s possible with modern robots. As he told Mashable last July, “It’s time for magicians and technologists to collaborate.” Read more…

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