Whether we like it or not, we now find ourselves at the dawn of the Robotics Revolution. Like the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700's and the Computing Revolution of the late 1900's, our world is about to change forever. However, we have a choice to make; will we use automation to improve the lives of billions of people on our planet, or fulfill the countless prophecies of science fiction films that spell the end of human race? I believe that widespread automation could be one of the greatest technological advancements in history, but our education system must change to acknowledge this and ensure that future generations understand how and why these technologies should be used to improve societies around the world.
About Niall McCormack, Colmac Robotics
Niall is a recent graduate of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2013 he co-founded Colmac Robotics Ltd. with Colman Munnelly. The company specialises in robotics education and educational product development. Besides robotics, Niall has a keen interest in the fields of emergency medicine and pre-hospital care and regularly volunteers to provide medical cover to events. In 2014, he became a member of Team EXCITED and an Advisor to The Digital Youth Council of Ireland, a youth council to advise government on digital strategy. In 2014, he was a County Finalist in the Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition and in 2015, he was a National Finalist in Nissan's Generation Next programme.
Niall’s blog buddy is Jochen Lillich.