Rise of the Helpful (and Incredibly Cute) Machines

Popular Science just did a feature on some of the most advanced “human-assist ‘bots” that exist around the world and I have to say, I was a little surprised by them! It turns out that much of the robot development that’s happening now is actually geared toward making life easier for the elderly. Would you ever guess that by looking at these three incredibly cute robots though? They look more like they’re designed with children in mind than senior citizens.

As I was discussing with fellow tweep, @yescomputers on twitter today, it seems to be a robot kind of day! Just after I finished looking at PopSci’s robot gallery I came upon this article: Our Future is Already in the Hands of Robots. It talks about the increasingly important role high tech robots play in medicine and the military but points out that we’re still only in the “Model T Stage of Robotic Science.”  Isn’t it a little mind blowing to imagine a future in which we all have robotic personal assistants?

I just hope that if I ever get one it doesn’t take it 50 tries to make me pancakes for breakfast…



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4 responses to “Rise of the Helpful (and Incredibly Cute) Machines

  1. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  2. Super cute machines, but I’m just afraid what happens when they turn into Terminators with those smiles. Scary thought!

  3. I agree with your Blog and I will be back to check it more in the future so please keep up your work. I love your content & the way that you write. It looks like you’ve been doing this for a while now, how long have you been blogging for?

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