In this news segment, “San Francisco Technology Reporter Gabriel Slate takes a look at why we don’t have robot ‘slaves’ in our homes yet.” What are your thoughts? Video after the jump. Check out some of the strangest here.
Domestic robots are now available that perform simple tasks such as vacuum cleaning and grass cutting. By the end of 2004 over 1,000,000 vacuum cleaner units had been sold. Examples of these domestic robots are the Scooba and Roomba robots from iRobot Corporation. Other domestic robots have the aim of providing companionship (social robots) or play partners (ludobots) to people. Examples are Sony’s Aibo, a commercially successful robot pet dog