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Dyson invests in domestic robot development


Posted on Sunday, 9 February, 2014 | Comment icon 12 comments

Can a robot do all the household chores ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Richard Greenhill and Hugo Elias
Automated robots with artificial intelligence could soon be taking over all our menial household tasks.
British inventor Sir James Dyson believes that robots will soon be able to perform any task that a human can do and that affordable household robots will be available in the not-too-distant future.

"Almost anything where you need a human to do it, you could replace that with a robot in the brave new world," he said. "The key is being able to behave as a human does. Vision is key to it."

Dyson is set to invest 5 million in a new robotics laboratory at Imperial College London that will be instrumental in the development of localization and mapping systems capable of giving a robot the ability to detect and interact with its environment.

Once this has been accomplished, sophisticated programming will make it possible for a machine to perform any everyday task from folding clothes to food preparation.

"You will send up a robot to clean windows. It will know where it is going. It will know how to clean the windows. And it will know when it is finished," said Dyson.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (12)

Tags: Robots

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Sundew on 9 February, 2014, 20:33
I'm guessing they will vacuum your floors ONLY with a Dyson vacuum! If robots take over all the menial tasks, look form more obesity, more heart disease, etc. There needs to be some reason to get our lazy butts off the couch, at least once in a while. However, for the elderly, the handicapped, the blind it would be a great help. I personally think that one day robots could be programed to something less menial: to control invasive species. In the southeastern U.S. there is an invasive plant called Kudzu, an Asiatic vine that grows feet per day and covers everything in its path. We have not yet... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Scheming B on 9 February, 2014, 20:54
Nope, not buying into it. call me a caveman, but this sort of thing makes me really *** nervous
Comment icon #5 Posted by aquatus1 on 9 February, 2014, 22:45
Don't be silly, Dave. They'll take good care of you.
Comment icon #6 Posted by keithisco on 10 February, 2014, 8:10
...will they be cheaper than Servants? :whistle:
Comment icon #7 Posted by twobytwice on 10 February, 2014, 15:48
What will the Mexicans do?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Dark_Grey on 10 February, 2014, 17:03
What will the Mexicans do? I was wondering about that this morning, actually. It looks like eventually robots will be the cheapest form of labor. When that happens, what will happen to the millions of slave laborers in China, India, Taiwan, etc. we depend on currently to make the cheap goods?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Professor Buzzkill on 10 February, 2014, 21:30
I was wondering about that this morning, actually. It looks like eventually robots will be the cheapest form of labor. When that happens, what will happen to the millions of slave laborers in China, India, Taiwan, etc. we depend on currently to make the cheap goods? Heck, what will happen if robots worked on building sites, offices, etc. We would all be out of a job and starving all in the name of profit to a faceless organization
Comment icon #10 Posted by Xynoplas on 11 February, 2014, 19:40
Due to the aging of our population, we are going to need robots in nursing homes. http://asq.org/qualitynews/qnt/execute/displaySetup?newsID=16207
Comment icon #11 Posted by schizoid78 on 11 February, 2014, 20:29
Yeah yeah, and the same kind of article will be popping up in two decades, annoncing the same thing.... Shouldn't we be flying car for a couple of decades by now, considering pronostic in the 70s.... Schizo
Comment icon #12 Posted by Dark_Grey on 11 February, 2014, 20:53
Yeah yeah, and the same kind of article will be popping up in two decades, annoncing the same thing.... Shouldn't we be flying car for a couple of decades by now, considering pronostic in the 70s.... Schizo In the 70's we weren't doubling our processing power every 2 years. In the 70's we didn't have the level of instant global communication we have today. Technology was a small snowball that started at the top of a mountain...as we approach the bottom, that snowball has become an avalanche of innovation that continues to pick up speed. Comparing visions of the future now vs. then is comparing... [More]


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