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Human-like robots will be hitting the market

In 1962, the world got a glimpse into the future with the classic cartoon series “The Jetsons.” There was George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, and the smart-alecky mechanical maid, Rosie. Now it’s 2018.

So, where ARE are all the home robots?

The short answer is that Big Tech is throwing big money into robot projects.

Very quietly, in the labs of Alphabet and Google, and Chinese electronic giant Huawei, engineers are secretly working on home robots. Not those quirky toy-like devices you’ve seen. Big Tech is aiming for the “human-shaped, Android style robot that talks and interacts with members of your home – like the one played by Robin Williams in the 1999 Hollywood film “Bicentennial Man.”

BONUS: Take a look at the next generation of robots.

Amazon wants to test its new robots in employees’ homes by the end of this year, with a full launch by 2020.

If you think that Alexa is listening now, just wait until the robots arrive.

Hear Kim Komando’s thoughts on the next generation of robots:

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