Tuesday, 7 August 2007
How Near is Robbie Robot?
Robotics is already a £16 billion market.
Surprisingly, 60% of market value today is in marine robotics - not industrial automation!
By the trends:
Domestic, but expensive, humanoid robots will hit the market before 2015.
Buy 2020 they'll be ubiquitous, at a price comparable to a small second family car.
By 2025, you get 'demestibots' from Tesco. High-end robots that start to match human emotional/intellectual intelligence will be used in war theatre.