iRobot founder on the next 25 years in robotics
This month's PC Magazine has a collection of short essays from some of the big names in tech about what the next 25 years will look like in their respective fields. iRobot CEO Colin Angle weighs in with the following:
In 25 years, robots with manipulation capabilities will be common. We won't have artificial intelligence that is indistinguishable from human-level intelligence, but we will have robot intelligence capable of doing many things humans do, including performing a large number of special-purpose tasks. More than 75 percent of homes will have at least one robot regularly performing routine chores. There will be a -hierarchy of robots in your home. You'll communicate with the lead robot using language, and it will tell the other special-purpose robots what to do, but you'll never deal with those other robots directly.
Link to his complete essay.