Robot androids ‘in 10 years’

UK’s Telegraph with more on the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco. 

Commercially available robots such as automatic vacuum cleaners are little more than drones capable of carrying out only one task. However, a panel of robotics experts said robots capable of multiple domestic tasks, that can also provide companionship for their owners, will be available within 10 years.

The past five years has seen dramatic leaps in technology needed to build better robots. Artificial intelligence has made it possible to create robots that can solve problems and learn.

Electronics firm Honda has taken the technology even further with its humanoid robot Asimo, which can carry out complex movements such as dancing, dodge traffic on a busy road and even mimic human movements.


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