Tokyo Cafe Staffed by Robots Controlled by Paralyzed People — Developed by Ory, a startup that specializes in robotics for disabled people, the OriHime-D is a 120 cm (4-foot) tall robot that can be operated remotely from a paralyzed person’s home. Even if the operator only has control of their eyes, they can command OriHime-D to move, look around, speak with people, and handle objects. (via Dan Hon)
The Reunion — a new science fiction story about surveillance in China by Chen Qiufan, published in MIT TR.
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