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Industry and the military have been two of the biggest users of robots. Now
it is time for robots to move into the home in a big way. Sure, robot vacuums
have been used in many homes for years, but there is a real need to see robots
in more common roles. Robots need to be able to perform such tasks as cooking
and security. Now the Japanese have created robots that can cook pancakes,
prepare sushi, and chop vegetables. Check out the article link below for the
story from Reuters.
It includes video of the robot cooking Japanese pancakes.
Robots will be moving into American homes to perform many tasks. Mostly, I
believe, these robots will be used by an aging population. These machines will
allow older people to remain in their homes and not have to go to nursing
homes. See the second article for the complete story.
These two stories are related by the common theme of robots moving into the
home. In the very near future robots will not only do routine jobs around the
house–they will be a valuable companion.
"We all know that robots can be very useful. We want to take that utility out
of the factory so that they can be used elsewhere," said Narito Hosomi,
president of Toyo Riki, manufacturers of the pancake-cooking
are a man's best friend
Yet the idea of robots conjures
images of aliens descending from the mothership rather than utilitarian
efficiency. But get ready, because robotics are coming to the American household
full force. Oh, they're already here, of course, in industrial and
Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:49:07 GMT