At the Autonomous Machines World 2018, we had a chat with Esben Østergaard, CTO and Co-Founder of Universal Robots. Esben spoke about the biggest challenges around Autonomous Machines such as the fact that current technology is not meeting people’s expectations yet. Cognitive machines from Hollywood movies have not much in common with those that are created in modern reality. Esben also doubts that we humans want self-governing robots. Autonomous machines should be self-sustaining, being able to help and empower people. In the interview he talks about how robots are taught to do just that.