Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Created In Our Own Image

Admit it, as a child you thought you’d have a robotic housecleaner by now—like Rosie on The Jetsons. Sure, the robotic vacuum the Roomba is one of the best-selling consumer robots, but the humanoid robots that seemed inevitable in science fiction have not yet become a reality. Over the past 50 years the robotics research community has experienced a series of stops and starts as scientists discovered that the problems of robotic sensing and movement were more difficult than anyone imagined.