Tom - I thihnk specialized robots of a form that works best for their application make the most sense, but the humanoid form makes some sense too when considering a non-specific tasked robot and compatibility with a world designed around the human form.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.