We expected a lot from robotrobot within the house: androidsandroidsthe robotic housekeeper who knows how to do the dishes, change the sheets and read to the little ones…
In the not too distant future, robotics will undoubtedly be omnipresent in our homes. Although the droids of Star Wars are still science fiction, domestic robots already exist. Jean-Claude Heudin, director of the research laboratory of the International Institute of Multimedia, tells us about these future companions. © Futura-Sciences
Even though the roboticsrobotics invested the house, called “house AutomationAutomation », it is clear that the first decade of the millennium will not have been marked by a massive arrival of the robot in the homeshomeslet alone humanoids.
What can we expect from home automation and the robot intended for the home?
Home automation and domestic robots can improve daily life in several areas. Some household chores will be done for us through the robot vacuum cleaner, the robot mower… These domestic robots open the way to many others. There are humanoid robots offering greater possibilities while being more user-friendly (companion robots designed to make everyday life easier). One of the current challenges in robotics is to give robots a better understanding and recognition of objects in their contexts. But this promising market is complex and costly.
This file offers a non-exhaustive view of domestic robotics, through the proven successes, the difficulties encountered and the future possibilities.
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