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Robot Takes a Licking & Keeps on Ticking

Boston Dynamics has been creating engaging robot vids for years. The thinking machines keep getting better as do the videos. I think this one is the best yet. It isn’t doing this series to demonstrate cruelty to intelligent machines, so much as to show how resiliency, stability, and strength keep improving.

They are making amazing progress. When Robert Scoble, my co-author on our new book Beyond Mobile: Life after Smartphones, saw this video, he predicted that in ten years, robots like these will be in our homes folding our laundry. I think that he is right on when the robots will be ready and affordable for such chores.

The question is when will people be ready for them?

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