When the creators of The Jetsons imagined the automated world of the year 2062, they assumed robot technology would take care of life’s drudgery — shopping, washing dishes, vacuuming. We still hold on to that fantasy, even as we embrace a time in which microcomputers enhance our lives in countless invisible ways. Who wouldn’t want a robot that could change diapers? Admittedly today’s reality is subtler, but it’s no less exciting. Autonomous vehicle technology. Self-compensating drive control. Predictive maintenance apps. A virtual seating coach. All of these things are happening now in wheelchair technology — and they’re transforming our mobility, health and independence in this lifetime.