Future of Robots

Salutations from Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association

At RIA, we are often asked to predict the future for robotics. In December 2001, I wrote an open letter to students in general, and one in particular, who wanted to know how robots would affect future generations. Since then, it has become one of the most read articles on Robotics Online. 

It’s a bit like a time capsule, and though many years have passed since it was written the editorial is still valid. There is, however, one notable discrepancy. In this eight-year-old article, I reference 10,000 visitors per year for Robotics Online. In 2009, according to Google Analytics, the site hosted 238,734 visitors with more than 912,000 pageviews.

Click here to read, “How Robots Will Affect Future Generations.”

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2 Responses to Future of Robots

  1. (Excuse the repeat… I think this may be a better place for this post)

    I’m writing an article for Robotics & Automation magazine entitled “When People Meet Robots.” As the title suggests, I want to cite data, both formal and anecdotal, that suggests how people approach mobile robots and how their perceptions of and interactions with robots develop over time. The purpose is to help those designing robots to better understand how the public will react and to improve human-robot interactions.

    If you have feedback, please send it to robots at mobilerobots dot com.

  2. Robert says:

    Hello i like the idea of robotics alot and biult a few i know i do not have all the tools or stuff that you have but i figured out a way to make light wight mobile suits for the disabled and as well for the common man to use while at work useful for lifting, bending, pulling, throwing and twisting to the human state that we are. which will have us not injure any human and pull the strain out of are daily lives. I am asking how do i get this to manufactured by a corp. or manufacture who will mass produce it and make it public for everyone?

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