Elon Musk’s new company is developing robots to do your housework

For most people, housework is the absolute worst, and it’s kinda weird how in 2016, we still don’t have anything remotely like Rosie the robot maid, who vacuumed the hell out of the Jetsons’ house. Well, it might finally be our time, because multitasking entrepreneur Elon Musk just announced that his new robotics firm, Open AI, will be developing ‘domestic robots’ that can perform basic household chores. To accelerate the process, Open AI will be developing the robots based on technology that already exists – basically, it’s going to be taking off-the-shelf robots and customising them to do housework. “There are existing techniques for specific tasks, but we believe that learning algorithms can eventually be made reliable enough to create a general-purpose robot,” Open AI says in a blog post.…


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