The robot revolution gathers pace

Posted on 01/01/2015 by IED

From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionise the way consumers interact with the world, and monitor their health and environment. To illustrate how great an influence they now exert, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) states that robotics exhibits at its 2015 International CES exhibition grew 25% from the 2014 CES.

The Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends, featured a wide range of innovative companies, all of whom were showcasing the full range of intelligent, autonomous machines that are connected to the cloud, controllable by mobile device, and capable of seeing, hearing, feeling and reacting to the environment in ways once thought impossible.

"Robots are changing the way consumers learn, do business, monitor their health and maintain their households, as they are capable of doing things that humans can't, or simply don't want to, do," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy.

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