The next robot revolution
Posted 19 January 2012
I feel like robotics today is where computing was in the 70s,” says Andrew Ng of the AI lab at Stanford University, California.
The software robot revolution would shift the way we think about robots. No longer would they be purpose-built objects with preset functions. “Now the emphasis is more on the software,” says Mark Yim, a roboticist at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP lab in Philadelphia. This could be just what is needed for robots to become the must-have devices we all rely upon.