Apr 18, 2013

$6.5 Billion Market For Home Robotics Expected By 2017

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When I was growing up watching Star Wars, I wanted my own set of droids like C-3PO and R2D2. Well it turns out that I may finally get my wish in the next four years according to researchers.

From Tech Crunch:
Sure, we have our Roombas and a few AR Drones here and there, but researchers expect that we’ll have many more – and better – robots within the next few years and that the overall market should hit $6.5 billion by 2017. 
According to ABI Research’s Consumer Electronics Research Service, the consumer robotics market is currently at about $1.6 billion and growing. A slow economy and fairly expensive parts has stagnated things for the time being but improved devices and more interesting implementations – home helper robots, for example – could push the market up considerably.
Hopefully these robots that we bring into our homes will be more like the droids from Star Wars, and less like the servant robots from iRobot.

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