Will robots replace cars in a few years?

Posted on 28/04/2010 by vabry in Transport
Street robots What if there were no more cars on our streets in a few years and instead they were replaced by robots? In any case, that's the assertion of Stéphane Malandain, a compter science lecturer in Switzerland. And he's not talking about 40 years' time but well before. The streets will be filled with humanoid police officer robots, taxis, tourist guides, service robots and most definitely humanoid clones which can go out to do the shopping for us or walk the dog. According to him:
"This much is sure, my vision is shared by the major global car manufacturers of today. They are preparing the future by investing colossal resources in the field of robotics and thus smoothly redirecting their core business. "
And it's true. You just have to look at all these new personal mobility prototypes by Honda for example, and also the Segway, cars that drive themselves, or park without any human involvement, etc. The car is being more and more automated. The rest of his article is less interesting since he speaks of the "danger" of superior and automated intelligence. There's no real danger. One day things will be very different yes, but humans won't be threatened because they'll form an integral part of these intelligent machines which will allow humanity to develop exponentially. But, that's another debate : -)
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