Robots in film have straddled the line between saviors and villains for years, leaving us to wonder what a world filled with robots would actually be like. Important questions remain regarding the future of robots. Just how beneficial are they to society? Concerns have materialized as robots threaten the job security of humans everywhere.  As frightening as that sounds, robotic automation is happening — fast. An estimated $1.5 billion market for consumer and business robots will emerge by 2019, growing seven times faster than the market for manufacturing robots. Like it or not, robots will continue to play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Here are the top three predictions for the future of robotics:

  1. Artificial Intelligence Will Face Regulation
  2. Designers Will Move Away from Humanoid Robots
  3. Drones Will Reach Widespread Adoption

> Read more thoughts on this topic by Sagar Jethani, Design News, 8/7/15

Peering Into a Future Full of Robots