Written on January 06th, 2007 by Shawn Anthony
Is the robotics industry set for a big expansion? Bill Gates believes so. Bill says, “The level of excitement and expectation reminds me so much of that time when Paul and I looked at the convergence of new technologies and dreamed of the day when a computer would be on every desk and in every home. I can envision a future in which robotic devices will become a nearly ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives.” What sort of robots is he imagining? Home Robots and Companionbots. These bots will take care of menial, everyday tasks, such as: washing, ironing, vacuuming, lawn care, and even giving aging loved ones medicine and helping them out of bed and into a chair. So, it looks like everyone will have even more free time to wonder why we are so incredibly busy and so consistently short on free time. Read all about it at The Guardian.