The state of the market for consumer robots

Molly Wood and Jenny Ament Jul 31, 2015
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The state of the market for consumer robots

Molly Wood and Jenny Ament Jul 31, 2015
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The personal helper bot is the holy grail of our robot fantasies. What’s the state of the market for consumer robots, whether they’re humanoid or social? Senior tech correspondent Molly Wood spoke to Dan Kara, who studies robotics at the tech market intelligence firm ABI ResearchPlus, hear what people in downtown L.A. would want their personal robots to do for them and what they would pay for it. Kara weighs in on just how realistic our fantasies are.

Listen to Molly Wood’s interview in the audio player above.

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