An analogue to Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons, may be a little closer. A company out of Austin, Texas has been showing off their 5’8″ 160 pound humanoid robot in the past couple of weeks. It runs for 4 hours, and looks far more mechanical and goofy than you’d expect. The company has been around for 7 years, and has two of these robots built. It’ll be some time before they start looking at selling these to industry, and their target isn’t our homes. Instead, it’s mostly moving boxes in factories and warehouses, and the like, but perhaps that’s due to the fine motor skill development that’ll be needed before they get to our homes. Yes, it could be cool someday… but that someday is a long way off.
Humanoid robots are now working side by side with people in warehouses, moving heavy boxes and containers.