Humanoid Robots on the Mass Market

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 16:41:29 MDT

I'm not expecting household-usable robot products before 2010. Floor
cleaners will mostl likely come first, will be just a box on wheels,
and they will be considerably cheaper than a car.

Franklin Wayne Poley writes:
> Honda alone has spent $100 m. to develop its humanoid series so I think

100 megabucks is a drop in the sea when it comes to developing robust

> Japan is poised to put automobile-priced humanoid robots on the mass
> market. How do you think this will change human society when we are

Japan has pioneered some remarkably audacious and unremarkably failing
projects in the past.

> interacting on a daily basis with a class of humanoid mechanical slaves?
> It is going to happen soon.

Yes, so what.

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