Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday May 09, 2016

This Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants to Give Us All Robot Bodies

The title of this article makes me think of that Bruce Willis movie where everyone logged into their 'surrogate' robot every day and experienced life through it. I guess in some ways, this robot idea is almost like that.

For people with disabilities, access to a Beam body could be transformative. Henry Evans, a quadriplegic engineer and speaker, uses the Beam as an assistive device to go where he otherwise couldn’t. Hassan is hoping that the Americans with Disabilities Act will eventually include a rule that makes the Beam a necessary accessibility tool in government buildings, just like a wheelchair ramp.