Is it time to get robot insurance? It just might be.

One of my predictions for the smart home in 2017 was that robots would become an ever more important part of the smart home. While we aren’t quite upon the era of fully independent humanoid robots, there is no doubt we are beginning to many more mass-market consumer robots in the form of vacuums, lawn mowers, drink makers and more.

In this podcast I talk to iRobot’s head VP of technology Chris Jones about the current state of consumer robotics, how he sees robots becoming an important part of the smart home, and where he sees things going over the next few years.

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  1. I remember the Wink robot! Talk about creepy.

    I think robotics will eventually be huge in the home. The kitchen is probably the first place we’ll see simple robots beyond cleaning/vacuum bots.

    Great guest!

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