Making a minimally-invasive washing machine that does a good job on our clothes, while desirable, could be much harder than developing GPS.
There is an argument that many of the domestic functions you allude to...cooking, washing ...are visceral and in a way humans like to be "in touch" with the process.
I am willing to accept help but not at the expense of quality or control.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.