Scientific American: Bill Gates talks about "A Robot in Every Home"

Interesting article written by Bill Gates talking about robotics - one of the comments in the article is "Although a few of the domestic robots of tomorrow may resemble the anthropomorphic machines of science fiction, a greater number are likely to be mobile peripheral devices that perform specific household tasks." - sounds like the Roomba or, if you could consider a non-mobile peripheral that performs specific household tasks then you could also assume that washing machines, microwaves and cookers might also be considered to be robots - perhaps all linked into the home network and controlled through a home automation system (perhaps having it's UI hosted in Media Center PC or similar).

- Mike  

Comments (2)

  1. Lewis says:

    I’ve always wanted a fridge that connects to the online shopping and re-order my food for me! Less shopping and more TV/Xbox!!

    That’ll be the day of true home automation

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