Cool New Robot App Infographic (Video)

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The Robots App Store put together an interesting and thought provoking infographic covering the potential market for robot applications over the next few years. While the infographic does seem to get a bit over-the-top with some of its claims, like implying that the NAO robot can feed your family pet while you're away, I tend to believe their view that robot apps will be a strong, dynamically growing, and profitable market in the future.

Of course, that will depend totally on designers and manufacturers bringing practical, useful robots to market for all of those apps to run on. In some ways it's been a "chicken or egg" type problem, and I'm glad that Elad Inbar, the founder of the Robots App Store, has taken the initiative to get the robot app ball rolling.

Hear what Inbar has to say about the future of robot apps, and see the full Robot App infographic below.


Robot Apps Infographics

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  1. Yeah, sorry, BS. Robotics is in a dismal state. None of the robots you mentioned can do any of the tasks in reality. For the moment, a lot of work needs to go into Robotics before any of that stuff happens. And it seems only open source has any momentum – which is fine from a cheerleader point of view – but again, reality is that commercial companies make breakthroughs, not unpaid open source, and no one is playing (don’t get me started about the strategy Microsoft has to sell Kinects).

  2. Check out this project from the Aldebaran robotics developer program. NAO can detect an empty bowl and refill it…
    (watch from ~1:00)

    The future is closer then what we believe…

  3. …. That’s still pretty far off from “NAO can feed the pets while you’re away”

    This entire infographic is full of sensationalist, false market-y BS.

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