What Bill Slawski has uncovered here is very interesting proof that Google is actively planning for a world where robots act as a bridge between virtual and real world objects. It’s worth reading this piece.
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Originally shared by Bill Slawski
A Page Interview, a New Head of Robotics, and Google patents on Robots
When Larry Page told a reporter at the Financial Times that he could envision people letting robots take over their jobs, he might have been talking about a present day happening at Google X.
When Andy Rubin left his position as the head of the robotics team at Google, his replacement started showing off his decades of experience working on robots.
And Google has a few patents involving robots learning how to do things in the world from a semantic web, and a shared knowledge base for robots, and something that looks a lot like Asimov’s Three Rules of robotics.