Robots are people, too
At DMLab we are pursuing a vision that contemplates a world where every household will be furnished with robots capable of human-level conversation and emotional interaction and social robots become as ubiquitous as the personal computer. Robotics and AI stand at the center of the next industrial revolution and social robots represent the intersection of these technologies as they are the embodiment of all the progress that is being made in these fields at present. We believe that social robots will be the next big consumer product to come out of the tech industry and our goal is to take these robots from being mere curiosities to becoming household necessities, much as the personal computer and smartphone have become today. There was a time when personal computers and smartphones were the purview of hobbyists and neglected by larger companies. A time when the market for these products was still young and full of opportunity. In the field of social robots, that time is now. A blue ocean lies ahead of us—all that’s left is for us to dive in.