If movies like I, Robot, Wall-E and Star Wars have not given you a glimpse of the future of robotics, we don’t know what will. Hollywood has always had an obsession with robotics, portraying a future with them living amongst us. Especially now thanks to Rogue One, we would all like to have our very own K-2SO as an adorable companion.
With the rise of the machines evident at CES 2017, a robotic future doesn’t seem all that distant now. While the cyborgs have primarily been used at previous shows as marketing gimmicks or demonstration props, this year’s instalment is significantly different. On the show floor, we saw companies introducing robots for consumers – especially service robots, social ones, and bots for your home.
By now, we’ve probably bored you to death by talking about how much CES is a preview of the future – but we still stand by it. From the world’s first robot who can read emotions to one that can double up as your yoga instructor, these are just 4 robots that will (hopefully, maybe) become a norm in our lives in the not so distant future. For now, we’ll just get things done ourselves.
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