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7/3/2013 03:10 PM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: My robot
R_Colin_Johnson   7/9/2013 6:49:27 PM
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I'm all for personal robots--I have a lot of jobs I would like to off-load to them--but so far I have been disppointed in even the most specialized home robots. I'm beginning to think robotics needs a "killer app" to break open the home market.

krisi
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Re: My robot
krisi   7/9/2013 6:57:06 PM
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Robots are used in production (cars), warehouses, etc...well defined tasks...it will be a while until they are useful in consumer applications...I would give it 20 years

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: My robot
R_Colin_Johnson   7/10/2013 11:34:02 AM
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I agree. There is also the push to create co-robots--industrial robots that can safely work alongside humans:

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1266233&page_number=7

Warlord
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Re: Beautiful machines
Warlord   7/11/2013 8:35:58 PM
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Not all teams were DARPA funded. Look at the second place team in virtual WPI. Unfunded and still beat out funded teams.

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