It’s the 21st century, and the closest thing we have to a robot maid is a Roomba. If you’ve always dreamed of having Rosie the Robot take care of your home like in The Jetsons, there is still hope. Robotics companies are branching out in all directions to design robots, including many to help us with domestic chores.
First, there’s the Alpha 2, which is the brainchild of UBTECH Robotics. Don’t let his diminutive size fool you. Alpha 2 may only stand 17 inches tall and nine inches wide, and he may only weigh in at five pounds, but this is a remarkable little robot. He can shoot video of your family or take still pictures, check your voice mail for you, read and send emails or texts of your behalf and control any equipment in your home that is WiFi enabled.
He can also post to your Facebook or other social media accounts using voice commands. Finally, his twenty servo motors allow him an incredible range of motion, so he can actually follow you around the house as you go about your business, pitching in when and where he’s able.
There’s also robots in the works to carry our shopping, wash our windows, order a pizza, and even socialize our kids. Read about them all at Housely.