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Chile Inaugurates Latin America's Largest Robotics Show

Chile Inaugurates Latin America's Largest Robotics Show

Posted by PanamericanWorld on April 20, 2015

At the event's inaugural ceremony Luis Felipe Cespedes, Chile’s minister of economy, expressed his belief that: "Robotics technology is here to stay." As reported by Fox News Latino Felipe Cespedes emphasized the need to put the robotics-based innovations "at the core of Chilean public policies."

At the the three day festival androids interact with humans, and participants are shown how robots can rescue injured people from a disaster, travel to Mars, or even offer medical training to neurosurgeons.

One of the more interesting devices on display is a surgery simulator called a "Sensus 3D," which was developed by a pair of young Argentinian IT engineers named Santiago Bestani and Santiago Racca.

The medical device provides the visual and tactile realism necessary for rehearsing precise surgical operations, and will serve as a tool enabling doctors to engage in training that would in turn lower the risk of malpractice.

Then there is Jarvis, Latin America's most advanced robot to date. This electro-mechanical machine is capable of voice interaction with humans and is perhaps named after Tony Stark’s robot butler in those “Iron Man” movies.

Nestor Becerra, an expert in voice processing and transformation, talked up the astounding achievement, saying, "This robot is able to provide help on the ground in case of natural disasters -- and it can communicate with its operator vocally, which means whoever is directing it doesn't need a computer."

Robotics Day, in an effort to bring high technology to everyone, also offers children as well as adults a series of activities including conferences and workshops that explain to participants the steps involved in becoming an inventor.

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