One of the talents from last year’s GSF is Luke Taylor, a young guy from South Africa who gives a good example of how youth can help innovate our planet.
Luke has been asked to talk about his video from GSF at the TED@Johannesburg next year.
In the video Luke talks about a robot he created that can recognize commands given in English and translate them into coded functions. The robot Luke is using is a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0. In his work he designed algorithms – step-by-step procedures and drew lines and lines of codes, resulting in what is not only a fun play experience, but something that Luke says can be used in real life situations.
In looking at the challenging area of medicine, it is Luke’s hope that in the future the robots he’s designing can help and assist doctors in different situations. Because the hospital staff needs to be able to communicate with the robot, Luke wants to apply the technology he created to the robot.
In the video you can see a demo of a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot that Luke built. The robot understands a command from a patient and brings back some water and pours it in a glass.
To watch the video, click here
What it the TED talent search?
An event that takes place in different continents every year seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear.
The voting of the videos will close on August 31, 2012.