Keeping robotics on the down-low, at least at home.

Keeping robotics on the down-low, at least at home.

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Keeping robotics on the down-low, at least at home.

Originally shared by David Fuchs

Rather than being front and center, home robots, I believe, will follow computers into the shadows. Why? Because people don’t want robots. (I say this despite 30-plus years as a practicing roboticist.) Consumers want a spotless floor; not a machine buzzing around underfoot. Every morning, you want to find your dresser filled with clean clothes; you have no need to socialize with a laundry-bot no matter how exuberant it may be. People want the things a robot can do for them; the robot itself may just get in the way.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/home-robots/why-i-think-home-robots-will-become-invisible

6 comments

  1. I guess The Jetsons wasn’t too far off the mark :=)

  2. I guess The Jetsons wasn’t too far off the mark :=)

  3. Why I Think Home Robots very Goood !!!!

  4. Why I Think Home Robots very Goood !!!!

  5. I agree. A study pointed out that the Internet is actually a giant somewhat invisible robot that most of us make contact with every day. Human or animal looking robots are an interesting concept but most robots in the home and outside of it will act in the shadows or invisibly.

  6. I agree. A study pointed out that the Internet is actually a giant somewhat invisible robot that most of us make contact with every day. Human or animal looking robots are an interesting concept but most robots in the home and outside of it will act in the shadows or invisibly.

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