Robots walking among human sounds like a scene from a Hollywood movie but soon it could be a reality as Amazon Drone and Google Humanoid robot will take shape. Last week after Amazon announced that it is building drones called “primeair “to deliver packages within 30 minutes web giant Google revealed its building a robotic army of its own.
While amazon plan put its “primeair” drones to work in about 4 years Google say it will take at least 10 years to roll out its humanoid robots. Google’s Andy Rubin who is the man behind the success of company’s Android operating software revealed the news to New York Times reporter John Markoff in an interview.
Rubin recently resigned as the chief of Android to join Google’s secret project of making humanoid robots to become work force at the company. However, Google is not much of a secret keeper the company cleverly kept this whole plan under the carpet until Rubin spill the beans.
In the interview Rubin named the robotic mission as “moonshot” and also explained that “Like any moonshot, you have to think of time “as a factor”, we need enough runway and a 10-year vision.”
Google has recently acquired 7 companies from Japan and US who are involve in robotic technology. Rubin said that the robotic unit will have base in Japan and Palo Alto California where Google will develop the software and hardware for its robots.
It’s noteworthy that Google is also designing a smart car that would be able to drive itself without any human input. The car will be decked up several sensor and on board computer that will help the automobile to watch the traffic while steering the wheels on the road.
The idea of flying drones dropping packages on doorsteps and Robots driving on the road could be nerve wracking for some but it seem very much real now. In case this report scare you enough to have frequent nightmare about robots taking over the world, just remember you still have a decade to go before that happens.